Protecting My Heart

Unknowing of how to “Just get over it”
I dressed my heart in an impenetrable panoply.
A few still had access for I am not an island.
Thinking this would ease emptiness and the twisting,
Prevent any more pain obliviously inflicted by you,
But beneath the armour my heart still beat.
Now the pain came from within with questions:
Why do you not love me?
Why am I not good enough to be special to you?
Blood should have made it so, why hasn’t it?
The shield shows cracks and red seeps through.
I still have my defences up in fear of being hurt,
But I try to let you in slowly for I want to be loved.

Debbie Gravett © 2016.12.04

via Daily Prompt: Panoply

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