A Paean to Walls (or To Pee on Walls)
By Gary Lindorff (with a Spanish translation by Carlos Ramirez)
According to Webster
the first walls were steep hillsides
or palisades utilized for defense.
How many walls do we need
To keep ourselves safe
And to secure all our freedoms?
The strongest walls are subtle,
Like the one built by Descartes
Between the head and heart.
And Darwin’s wall
Between the weak and the strong
Still stands against the relentless attacks
And the academic proofs of real science.
The Papal wall between the Pope
And everyone else
Doesn’t seem to have aged at all!
But there are world-class walls
That are not so subtle
Like the Great Wall of China
Built to accommodate two warhorses
And Israel is building a fine wall
In the West Bank – 8 meters tall!
A true wall should outlast its architects!
That one certainly will!
A real wall learns from the failures of great walls of the past –
For the rest of this poem by TCBH! resident poet Gary Lindorff (and a spanish translation by Carlos Ramirez!), please go to:www.thiscantbehappening.net/