Walking Away From Love

I walk away from love,

In fear of its rejection,

Building walls around me,

Secure in its protection.

I allow no one to enter,

A lock that has no key,

Bars across the window,

Capture my uncertainty.

I am only treading water,

And never far from shore,

For deeper water rouses,

A call to arms and war.

I touch along the edges,

Atop the surface layer,

Never delving deeper,

Its scent I only savour.


For fear and I walk hand in glove,

That’s why I walk away from love.

5 thoughts on “Walking Away From Love

  1. Great poem, excellent last two lines.
    I really love the way you write these poems with a final bit which has a different feel/flow but which rounds the whole thing off beautifully.

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