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..
Despicable….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.
You see…
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! 
Not now! 
Not ever! 
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…
Then,
We shall rest in the shade of the pines.
And…
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









83 thoughts on “I have decided!

    1. Sometimes those people out in the world are harder to meet than the ones online. Plus, many online friends have become texting, calling, writing snail mail friends. I love my online relationships!!! I’m not fond of walls…..

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    2. Yes, there are so many ways to build walls between each other. And there are so many ways to build bridges and gardens that benefit us all. You are a bridge builder GP, who brings many together in kindness. I’m very grateful to know you. Take care, suzanne 😊🌷

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  1. I’ve read the comments above, but obviously I’ve interpreted your beautiful poem in a different direction. A more personal one. The one I can perfectly relate to. It’s a powerful, yet gentle poem. Lovely, Suzanne ❀️

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  2. I really like the dual message in your metaphor, the personal and the societal. As I reached the end of the poem, I began thinking, what if we really did that, planted trees and beautiful flowers on our southern border. What would happen?

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    1. I read once about a woman who lived in the center of a large city. She planted a garden in her tiny bit of front yard. When she did the alley next to her building and the street out front changed. The people who had carelessly come and gone before leaving all manner of mess began to take great care of the arenas surrounding her building and small garden. Strangers would come and pause for a moment of peace from their street life. It became a place of solace for many. It’s a beautiful thought isn’t it. Thank you Liz 😊🌷

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  3. Lovely mix of beautiful thoughts, and images… yes, green borders instead of walls, always nicer. Gorgeous tea… 😍 I’m virtually peeking over your fence right now… πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ™πŸ˜‹πŸ΅

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      1. Thank you πŸ™πŸ’—
        I was hoping for an invite. πŸ˜‰ πŸ’
        A cup of tea sounds delectably nice 🍡
        And with your company, and that view and tea set, the enjoyment will be more than thrice. πŸ₯°πŸ’•

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  4. I like boundaries, not walls. I used to talk to my neighbor thru the fence slats in our fence, we always were going to put in a door. I’m glad we didn’t cuz she’s gone and the people now living there have a dog that gets out often!

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    1. I had a wonderful neighbor just like that! They moved a couple of years ago. It’s just not the same and i miss them something terrible! I have experienced much the same as you Kris, here on WordPress. I’m very grateful for all the lovely people I’ve met from all over the world! 😊🌷

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  5. Dear Suzanne, oh you are so sweet! Once again your wonderful soul shines through your words – your writing really touched my heart, itΒ΄s so pure and authentic and honest. I love the vision of planting all these heavenly flowers and co-create a loving environment of togetherness, kindness, and caring connection. Would it not be wonderful if all world-leaders followed your vision here? And if the flowers of kindness in everyoneΒ΄s hearts could grow over the walls we sometimes build to protect ourselves, or to keep others out… Such profound and beautiful imagery, my lovely friend. Thanks so much for this, it really warmed my heart! I wish we were neighbors, hehe. Big hugs and much love xox

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    1. It would be delightful to have you as a neighbor Maria Elena! Can you just imagine that lovely garden tended by so many from everywhere! Your thoughts are so very beautiful and inspiring. It does my heart good to wonder over them. Thank you…dear friend, with love and hugs to you ❀️ xoxoπŸ€—

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      1. Oh thanks dear friend, I feel the same way! So, are you moving to Spain, or am I moving to Texas? πŸ˜‰ I guess 6 dogs (including one cat) trumps one pup! Hehe. ItΒ΄s my pleasure to exchange thoughts and musings with you! It inspires me and does my heart good, too πŸ™‚ Thanks lovely, much love and hugs, and enjoy your weekend πŸ€—β€οΈ xoxo

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      2. Ah! A wonderful morning smile, Thank you 😊 Have a Happy weekend in Spain! Love and hugs and so many paws! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ (I lose count πŸ™ƒ) xoxo

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      3. My pleasure πŸ™‚ Muchas gracias, thanks so much for your kind wishes . and the paws!!! Nothing better than a whole army of paws hehe πŸ™‚ Love, hugs and paws right back to ya :)β€οΈπŸ€—πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ

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      1. If you build a flower garden instead, make sure you get the flowers to pay for it. I believe that’s how the economics of this stuff is supposed to work.

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      2. 😊 well, as luck would have it flowers seem to be quite happy to take care of their own and make the world more beautiful as they go. Thank you!

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  6. You know the online translator isn’t always accurate when it comes to poetry, but this poem did translate it perfectly.
    No more walls and it’s better to make a garden. One more chance to feel happy.
    Greeting.

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    1. Good morning beautiful!! Thank you so very much! 😊 you’ve gifted me a smile this day that will carry me through. It means so very much to me from your warm soul! ❀️

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  7. Wonderfully and beautifully written, penned and expressed Suzanne – walls to keep them in, walls to keep them out, walls to keep them up – too many walls, not enough walls – if the people were better to start off with, would we need walls at all? What of the walls we create ourselves from within…

    Thoughtful, provocative and deep πŸ™‚

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    1. Within or without, how de we stop the building of them, how do we unbuild them. One smile at a time perhaps. Thank you for taking time with it and for your kind thoughts, Rory 😊🌷

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