Clive Culverhouse

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My Walls - Poem by Clive Culverhouse

These walls are my sanctuary
guarding me, looking after me
stopping me, restraining me
my prison but my safety
where I hide
where I rule
a brick cloak of invisibility
You can't come in unless I let you in
I'm the master here
the prisoner here
the one who is suffering here
the one who is surviving here
A barrier, a security
my light house, my castle keep
an obstacle, a safety net
These are my walls
where I live
where I stay
Within these walls I'm stopping here

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, life, mental illness

Comments about My Walls by Clive Culverhouse

  • Mahtab Bangalee (1/28/2019 3:45:00 AM)

    o alone
    in four walls
    closed roof
    silent dark
    i'm into me
    deserted breathing
    nothing, nothing around
    dark or active brain........../// greatly enjoyed
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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/3/2018 11:50:00 PM)

    Man builds the walls if he finds him unsecured, man breaks the walls when he finds he is no more vulnerable. A great psychological poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2018 6:43:00 PM)

    Safety within your walls a nice place to be in your life when all outside is frightening Enjoyed your poem Clive Alan. (Report) Reply

  • Jez Brul (2/11/2018 7:11:00 PM)

    brilliant write...vividly expressed emotions of self...deserves a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (11/23/2017 7:24:00 PM)

    i came back here. i plan to put it into my December showcase, on my part of PH.

    any questions? just ask. your name and the poem page's link shall accompany your poem.


    bri :)
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  • Rajnish Manga (7/25/2017 10:34:00 PM)

    Wow! ! The walls within which we live protect us from so many unwanted onslaughts as well as apply some limitations. The metaphor is quite eloquent. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Drtony Brahmin (7/21/2017 6:23:00 AM)

    Guarding, looking after,
    restraining me
    my safety
    where I hide
    where I rule
    the one who is suffering here
    the one who is surviving here
    Walls as a symbol for mental difficulties, pain and suffering from loneliness.
    The thought that i am unloved and i have no one…….. writing becomes a way out
    to present our thoughts to the fellow poets…… thank you for this symbolic poem. tony
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

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