236 ~ Coffin Hearts

Fairytale Epidemic

I bear this shield
To keep you out
To reflect the pain
To absorb all doubt

As I keep holding
It forms a shell
Like hardening clay
Cast like a spell

So wise, I thought
To focus on the wall
I neglect to see
The err of it all

While growing strong
This protective skin
I found I grew weaker
From within

If you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs.
soother_or_smother_by_illusionwaltz-d4ek0oxAnd if you’re still bleeding, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of our feelings, they are dead and they are gone.

Photo Credit: illusionwaltz

*Inspiration for this post, a quote by C.S. Lewis: “Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round…

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