Saturday, March 10, 2018

Red Bricks

Red Bricks (18-069B)

Walled off heart
A brick for each micro-trauma
Foundation of rejection and shame

Hand withdrawn
Touch withheld
Another brick mortared

Uncontrolled rage
Unsafe memories etched
Another brick set

Trained to filter
Through fear, trauma, abuse
More bricks

World askew
Can't feel - joy or pain
Bricks secure around heart

Prisoner in cell
Personally built
Only see red bricks now

Heart shipwrecked
Until that day
Brick wall cracks

Bricks shaken
At foundation
Hope awakens

Wall pushed down
No more frown
Bricks 'n rubble all around

Liberation comes
Joy's a crown
Heart found

Bricks redeemed
New name written
Transformed to altar

Offer up sacrifice
Of praise for deliverance
Upon what had bound

Reclaimed what imprisoned
No more sorrow or shame
Bricks have a new name

About the Author:  Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet. (18-069B)

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