a poem by Umar Siddiqui, M.D. Walls

She was comfortable behind her walls
Though many tried to knock them down
And even sneak through them
With late night messages and calls
Spewing niceties sprinkled with lies
They persisted and she resisted
On the surface her demeanor remained calm
But underneath her patience was wearing thin
Her walls were in place for a reason
She had been through enough and
She had finally retrieved her heart
Which had been stolen and broken many times
It wasn’t the same as it used to be
But it’s ability to love remained the same
She didn’t want her walls to come down
But rather someone to scale them
Earn her heart, not steal it
Keep it together, not break it

Until then

She was content in this place
And didn’t need saving
For she wasn’t a helpless damsel
Just one who realized her worth

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