The Wall—-First published here on 4-5-14
Why do we build, to keep out?
Was not Berlin’s built to keep in?
The Great Wall of China can be seen from space.
Decide what is real
Your reflection in the world’s looking glass
Does it show but one face?
Division from the south, but not from the north.
Do you not see your two faces shining?
What do you think your wall will facilitate?
The poor of the south,
Hungry, tired, and scared, they come to your gates
Looking for a safe place to build, and work and pray.
We build a higher wall
We tell them they have to wait.
From terrorist and drugs, you say your wall will defend.
You wall out your brother, your neighbor, your friends.
How is it you can be so cold?
Do you not know, nor see, nor care
That by your actions you do offend?
Do you not think that a terrorist or a drug King Pin
Can enter your haven from the cold frozen north?
Do not speak to me of family values
As children and mothers die of hunger
At the foot of this wall you create.