Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Breaking Free

I'm tired of this wall protecting my heart
A stockade guarding against friendship
Keeping you an arm's length away

From me

I'm sure there must be someone
Who won't leave
Or die

So here's some TNT
Go ahead... demolish the fences
Help my resolution give birth to brighter days
Bring those defenses down

But let the transformation be
As gentle as a butterfly
Breaking free from dormancy
And flying into your arms

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: 3WW ( demolish, resolution, transformation)


Mary said...

"But let the transformation be
As gentle as a butterfly..." --
I like that image very much indeed.

brenda w said...

Laurie, this is gorgeous writing.

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully put.

Mary Mansfield said...

A wonderful resolution, and a beautiful poem. Very nice.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautifully written! I especially relate to "surely there must be someone who wont leave or die", and the wish for the walls to come down gently. For that, perhaps something other than TNT:-)

Mama Zen said...

That last stanza is lovely!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I hope you have a blessed 2012!

oldegg said...

This was a truly beautiful piece of writing.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Lovely and flowing. The last lines were particularly beautiful and evocative.

Sheilagh Lee said...

truly stirring and beautifully spoken from the heart

Happy New Year

S.E. Ingraham said...

I'm with Sherry - those are the words that tugged my heartstrings also:
"I'm sure there must be someone
Who won't leave
Or die"
Lovely poem and all inspired by just 3 words ... nice

Shauna said...

Laurie, you've written this poem honesty and pretty. it does become tiresome protecting one's heart and
to what end?

Wayne Pitchko said...

so well done with these 3 words..thanks for sharing Laurie

The Unknowngnome said...

A beautiful resolution.

An outstanding line:
"Breaking free from dormancy"

Denise Moncrief said...

This is beautiful. Such lovely imagery. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Paul said...

Like others I also loved this, particularly the line
"Help my resolution give birth to brighter days"

But I couldn't help feeling that TNT was a little too strong for the gentle work done by a butterfly.

Daydreamertoo said...

We do build those walls high, don't we, trouble is, then we're stuck behind them too.
Glad to see you are willing to break yours down. Happy New Year Laurie.

Pilar Touchard said...

The first stanza is a great set up for an insightful poem. Loved it.

Bethe77 said...

I really like what you did with the three words. breaking down those fences.
Well done!

Altonian said...

Impressively beautiful piece of writing.