Walls From Within by Patricia Furstenberg

Patricia Furstenberg | Aug 5th, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

If these walls could talk,
not gossip
in sharp, menacing thoughts,
but whisper
as sweet as a mother’s lesson,
teaching in love
what they witnessed
and learned.

If these walls could talk
of the times they held someone’s back,
he, backed against a wall,
she, banging her head against.
Brick and mortar remain
as silent spectators
In shadows
of comfort.

If these walls could talk,
reminder of all the times
a mother addressed them, faced them
and cried.
Not ignored,
no yelled at,
but comforted
and cared
Safe in their shadow.

If these walls could talk,
would they ask why we raise them,
walls from within
between us?
Safely keeping one another apart.
Why blow them up?
Building ruins
To destroy one another.

If these walls could talk.

Poet Bio

Patricia Furstenberg is a Romanian historical fiction, contemporary and children’s books author who resides in South Africa. Patricia penned the bestseller “Joyful Trouble”, page-turner “Silent Heroes”, beloved children’s literature “The Cheetah and the Dog”, new releases “Dreamland” and “Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories”.

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