The guarded heart dwells behind a fortressdesigned to defend and protect
with armed sentinels at every point
The guarded heart defends itself from attackby launching verbal missiles
sharp as knivesat anyone who comes close enough to pose a threat
Behind an impenetrable drawbridgebuilt to enclose and shut out
the guarded heart lives in fear and solitude
But somewhere deep within the darkness
the guarded heart hides a secret longing...
for a warrior prince/princess
strong enough to storm the battlements
and challenge its defences
brave enough to endure...