NaPoWriMo Day 24 ~ Write A Poem About Masonry

The prompt at NaPoWriMo today is to write a poem that features walls, bricks, arches, stones, or the like. The inspiration for this challenge is the work of a several year NaPoWriMo participant who only writes poems about masonry and has a blog called Masonry Design. So, here goes…

Light of Day

Little by little I laid each piece in place
To build a fortress around my heart
I put those bricks there bit by bit over time
To avoid the danger of being eaten alive
By words like daggers and hands like bludgeons
In the past I allowed some of the mortar to be scraped away
Only to whip out my trowel and slather it back in…thicker
When faced with yet another demon formed in the shadows of my fears
Created by the only knowledge that I had
As I hadn’t yet learned to look within
Now I can see clearly what love is
And know how it is supposed to feel
For I’ve found the truth within the depths of my soul
Turning a blind eye to the outside for validation
Ignoring the terrible examples of the past, for they are lies
Lies which would keep me in this prison if I let them
I banish those demons to the nether regions where they belong
Only to be remembered as vestiges of the person that I was
The one who was never really real, but what she was told
Out of the mouths of fear, hate, and disease
These bricks I pulverize and come out into the light
Into myself

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4 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 24 ~ Write A Poem About Masonry

  1. Im relating, I’m relating! Beautiful words so expertly crafted together. I have that same wall but you’re right, my poet, it needs knocking down. Love the bit about not seeking validation from the outside. My motto and goal for the day. Baby steps!

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