Sunday, August 7, 2011

Building a Wall

I feel the first beads
of perspiration
sliding down my back

The room swirls
and makes a sucking
sound as if a balloon
is being deflated

Quick, fling open
a window, this fear
is hungry and I can't

It lies there crouching
waiting, I read once
that Churchill built
walls to keep it at bay

I lay the first brick
I will not let it
overtake me

a splat of mortar
and another brick
I will not let it
overtake me

1 comment:

Hilda said...

I find this to be a very inspirational poem:)
The wall represents protection from life's challenge. And building this type of protection requires great strength and determination.

I see this as a poem that speaks about overcoming obstacles and every day hardship by not giving up hope :)