the berlin wall – a poem

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

For today’s prompt, look to the news and write about something recently reported. It doesn’t have to be something today, but something in the past week or month would be ideal. There’s always good and bad things happening in the world, and poetry is a powerful way to document events.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum presents the Hamilton Air Show

The Berlin Wall

Twenty-five years ago
the wall came down.
Families reunited,
celebrations took place
around the world
as opposing ideologies
found peace.

They rushed
to tear it down completely
forgetting to retain
pieces, fragments
of the imposed boundary
as if checkpoints never existed.

Now tanks roll
across other borders,
the same conflict
of interests
begging for territory
in another land,
the same ideological battles
rage ever on.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/09.

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