The Walls



The Walls…
The Walls…
The Walls…
How they look upon me.
Their eyes,
Once so bright and filled with light,
Are now dark with dead of night.
I can hear them
Creaking,
Speaking to me as they sit
Staring insufferably.
Listening,
Always listening to my every breath —
Filling me with thoughts of…
The Walls…
The WALLS…
THE WALLS…
How their dark stare mocks me,
But truths belie.
For as they sit,
Stoic and unyielding,
I too look on, a sly smile smiling back at them.
Tick… tock…
Tick… tock…
Finally, my ally has arrived!
Time, my friend, you are, as always, never late;
Nor are you a moment too soon, for now we fight–
THE WALLS…
THE WALLS…
THE WALLS…
No longer will they close in on me,
For this time it is not me but We,
And together we can hold back
Their long dark stare.
So now, Walls, you shall yield to me,
No longer closing in
But instead holding back the gloom of night.
And as time turns my nows into thens,
And the walls’ eyes glow grows from red to white,
This is when Time shares his gift with me–
A brand new day with hope in sight
One where the world’s colored with delight
Where walls don't look in but do look bright.
A day where I can say unto you:
Walls, walls are all you are,
And I
See
Through You.

-- by ThoughtsFromB4

About this poem

For when things get a bit dark.

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Written on May 22, 2024

Submitted by thoughtsFromB4 on May 22, 2024

Modified by thoughtsFromB4 on May 31, 2024

1:23 min read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAAbxccdefgexxAAAbgfedHHxxcAAAbbxxbxcacbcccixxbi b
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,290
Words 277
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 48, 1

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5 Comments
  • acronimous
    Solid.
    LikeReply 121 days ago
  • amandak
    Deep, great write
    LikeReply 122 days ago
  • karlcfolkes
    The psychological walls we all face and must overcome in our own time and space in order for our light to overcome our darkness. Wow! This enchanting poem captures in an intimate way my own poem, “We are the Tic Tock of the Universe.” Thank you. 
    LikeReply 123 days ago
  • Abbykesington
    This is a beautifully written piece. The wall personified. Staring. Wow! I love that you got an ally in Time to fight back. Keep writing.
    LikeReply 124 days ago
  • dawg4jesus
    Very good as is the light which drives out all the dark of night. Keep writing!
    LikeReply 225 days ago

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