I have decided,
To build The Wall.
It will keep Me in.
And, keep You out.
Yes! It is a fine idea.
I have been counting the virtues of it,
..for quite a while.
Now, the time has come to build it, once and for all.
I have bricks and mortar piled up in the east.
Steel beams and girders are stacked in the west.
The plans are drawn out.
And, I shall begin this very day.
The Wall will be ginormous!
It shall be taller than You can climb over,
And, longer than I can walk around.
The Wall will change everything.
It will keep You out.
And, keep Me in.
We will be safe and sound,
From each other.
There will be No more tea and cookies shared,
No more needless laughter,
No more such silly and dastardly things,
That get in the way,
Of being cynical and cranky.
There will be,
No more smiles to cheer Your day,
Or hugs to remind Me that I am loved.
But, by golly We will have..The Wallllllllll
Standing between Us!
..that delightful wall..
…..keeping me in..
.and you out………….
I wonder if I can return steel beams and piles of bricks..
I wonder if I can exchange them,
For Flower seeds,
And sapling Trees,
To grow a Garden,
Instead of a wall.
I have already begun to miss you so,
So…so…that dastardly wall,
It really must go.
I have decided!
I will not build it!
We will sow
We will plant
We will grow
Maples and pines
Sunflowers and roses
Lilies and lavender
Morning glories and moon flowers
And all manner of beautiful things…
We shall rest in the shade of the pines.
There we will be..
You and me…
Over cookies and tea…
without any walls,
And how very lovely that will be.
ellie894 January 20, 2020