The fortress



Walls so high to protect me

Even from myself


Deep in the basement

In cobwebs behind a door

Is the hiding place


Of secrets that are

Shrouded behind a dark veil

I dare not expose


Even to myself

Shielding me from destruction

If it is revealed


The fragile essence

Of guarded imperfections

You will never see


They are pounding now

On the doors to be released

To help set me free


I am not alone

I see it so clearly now

Your lock and your key


Let us take the steps

Find that hidden place of fear

Torment and sorrow


The war is over

Time has come to surrender

And break down the walls


Freed from the fortress