Carolfrances Likins

  • Four Poems Shared as a Reflection by Carolfrances

    Four Poems by Carolfrances Likins 
    Reflection • June 20th, 2014
    watching the wall
     
    walls built by them
    through the middle of us
    are not built to protect us from us,
    but to protect them
    from our coming to realize that
    we
    are
    an
    us.
     
    walls between enemies might be shields
    but walls
    between people and their land,
    between people and their water,
    between people and their neighbors,
    between people and the sunset,
    are not meant to be shields
    but
    swords.
     
    walls make poor shields
    if they create more
    enemies.
     
    walls meant to divide must
    unite us:
    this wall
    must
    fall.
    I wrote “Watching the Wall” in 2004 after my first trip to Palestine, in the West Bank. Actually, I the poem started forming itself in my mind while I was there, watching the wall being built by the Israelis in the middle of a boulevard in a Palestinian town. Years later, back at home:
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