Friday, May 4, 2012

The Wall

in days of youth
I loved the wall
that rose along
our modest home

protecting us
from nature's wrath
a calm retreat
from wind and sun

and as I grew
it led away
a rigid guide
along my path

but there I found
that cracks had formed
transmitting light
between the stones

and down the road
large holes appeared
providing views
til then unseen

and farther still
the structure failed
its crumbled mass
now met the earth

and there I crossed
to brighter lands
and left my fear
within the dust