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

Umar Siddiqui, M.D.

published in Genre: Urban Arts First Edition Print