The Defenses Around My Heart


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It was a crowded dance floor,
The lights were turned low.
There were ribbons of fireflies in all colors,
Casting neon glows.
There were over a hundred men and women,
Letting go of their worries then.
No sound save for the loud music,
Could be heard in that loud den.

And in that chaos where our troubles went to sleep,
I caught him looking at me
I do not know what it meant
I don’t think his expression I could read.
I stepped off the dance floor
I stepped away from the noise and the chaos
And sure as I knew I would,
Searching for me he was!

He caught me staring back,
Asked me why I wouldn’t dance.
There were butterflies in my stomach.
I could feel the stopping of the clock’s hands.

I hated it that out of nowhere he came in,
And began crushing the defenses around my heart, that I had taken years to build.
I hated it that while every carefully constructed defense is crumbling,Β 

I am letting him into my heart, bit by a little bit…

And I hated it too when I realized…Β 

That I was secretly waiting for that last wall to come crashing down!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

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21 thoughts on “The Defenses Around My Heart

  1. Veena December 14, 2013 / 4:08 PM

    Nice to hear that your heart is slowly melting..!!!
    Good Read

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  2. Indrani December 14, 2013 / 6:16 PM

    You write truly very well. I think you have heard that before too. πŸ™‚

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  3. Tomichan Matheikal December 15, 2013 / 3:00 AM

    Lovely poem about the usual human paradox of putting up walls and wanting them to come crashing down.

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  4. Sreesha Divakaran December 15, 2013 / 5:53 AM

    They say we put up walls not just to protect ourselves, but to see if anyone can be strong enough to tear them down! πŸ™‚

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  5. anitaexplorer December 15, 2013 / 10:28 AM

    Lovely Sreesha! Entry possible only after walls break πŸ™‚

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  6. Pallavi December 15, 2013 / 2:08 PM

    Beautifully written πŸ™‚

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