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Stone By Stone Poem

Stone By Stone- by Rachel Bentley


I have a wall you cannot see

Because it's deep inside of me.

It blocks my heart on every side

And helps emotions there to hide.

You can't reach in,

I can't reach out,

You wonder what it's all about


The wall I built that you can't see

Results from insecurity.

Each time my tender heart was hurt

The scars within grew worse and worse

So stone by stone,

I built a wall,

That's now so thick it will not fall.


Please Understand that it's not you-

Continue trying to break through.

I want so much to show myself

And love from you will really help.


So bit by bit

Chip at my wall,

Till stone by stone it starts to fall.


I know the process will be slow-

It's never easy to let go

Of hurts and failures long ingrained,

Upon one's heart from years of pain,

I'm so afraid

To let you in;

I know I might get hurt again.


I try so hard to break the wall,

But seem to get nowhere at all.

For stone upon each stone I've stacked,

And left between them not a crack.

The only way

To make it fall is imperfections in the wall.


I did the best I could to build

A perfect wall, but there are still

A few small flaws, which are the key

To breaking through the wall to me.

Please use each flaw

To cause a crack

To knock a stone off of the stack.


For just as stone by stone was laid

With every hurt and every pain,

So stone by stone the wall will break

As love replaces every ache.

Please be the one

Who cares enough

To find the flaws, no matter what.


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