Sunday, 8 November 2009

Love Not Hate

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I thought I'd post up a poem about walls. This wasn't written about the Berlin Wall but does cover the themes of freedom and liberty. (Please feel free to add links in the comments to your own poems/thoughts/memories about the Berlin Wall.)

Sometimes the news is hard enough to hear
Let alone live through
We have let hate win
If we allow for one minute these borders of hate
To run among us
Dividing our hearts, separating our minds

The truth is this
The medieval mindset that brings violence, distrust
Fear and hate to every doorstep is no weapon at all
Against love
The sanctuary you crave is the human heart
And it beats in every one of us

Violence cannot win
Because it cannot see
How blind it is
To the truth
The walls of hate it builds
Only serve to imprison it
The human heart will always fly free