Behind These Walls offers a compilation powerful poetry that examines life's trials and tribulations-focusing on the realities of life realities that many of us choose to ignore. Based upon personal experiences of poet Corinea Andrews as well as stories shared in passing from friends or acquaintances, these verses are filled with raw emotion and offers insight into the struggles of everyday life that will not soon be forgotten. Andrews presents beautifully articulated thoughts on a variety of topics that provide the opportunity to relate to her work on a personal level.
I carry this boulder along with me holding my hardships & me on my knees.
I drag it when tired, inch by inch,
this rock of secrets, at me it winks.
Discouragement unhinged by this chain & ball.
My problems are greater than I am tall.
Hoisting this begrudgement when I feel I can't win is weighing me down, makes me lower my chin.
This punishment bestowed upon my very being,
drains me of life with no chance of fleeing.
Shackled & kept til atonement is done,
I now belong to this 100 tons.