Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Wall

It fell
Because there was no base
Because the top was too heavy

It fell
Because what we see do not matter
It is what we do not see that matters most

It fell
Because it was neither built
In our hearts nor in our minds

It fell
Because it was not there
Because it was a phantom of a wall

copyright 2007 by Nana Fredua-Agyeman

3 comments:

  1. It sounds like a religion; it sounds like an entire civilisation; it sounds like love; it sounds like friendship; it sounds like a wall; it sounds like everything; it sounds like anything.

    ReplyDelete
  2. and I believe it also sounds like the Berlin Wall...okay I wrote this last two years to mark the 46th or so anniversary of the building of the
    Berlin Wall and I think it is good to post it as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the the fall of the Wall.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yeah Berlin wall was the image in mind when I was reading the piece. Cool poem by the way.

    ReplyDelete

Help Improve the Blog with a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Featured post

Njoroge, Kihika, & Kamiti: Epochs of African Literature, A Reader's Perspective

Source Though Achebe's Things Fall Apart   (1958) is often cited and used as the beginning of the modern African novel written in E...