The Wall of Peace

The Wall of Peace

The Wall of Peace

Cement and water
Mixed into paste
Broken lines drawn
Far and wide
Brick by brick
One by one

Human hands construct
Human hands destroy

Power struggles ignite
Human shields cross
Tainted lands
That run along the borders of time

Innocent cries
Take shelter in the arms
Of  strangers from afar
Traces of unity,dignity linger
What sense do we make of it all?

Families torn apart
Families bound together

Human hands wrapped in bandages
Tightened to stop the flow of insanity
Splotches of pain and hope,
Momentous hope
That only the human spirit can endure

Human hands tremble
Human hands open wide to embrace

The wall of peace crumbles,
Now a ribbon of dust and debris

Random acts of kindness, trump

Random acts of violence

Brick by brick
One by one
Water cleanses,
Washes away the despair
Time makes us well

(This poem is dedicated to Corporal Nathan Cirillo,

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, and all the men and woman in service)

© 2014 Ann Ivy Male

War Memorial

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