Diamond- The Last Brick in the Wall

Diamond- The Last Brick in the Wall

A Poem by Jack Diamond

a metaphorical poem about being closed off and separated from the world


If only I could be a wall


A meaningless object


On the side of the hall


People would paint over me


In boring colors; black and white


I would stand so still and silent,


Every day


And all the night


They'd run fingers across me


And secrets they would share


No one would ever love me


Being a wall, I would not care


From the day that someone builds me


Til the day they tear me down


I wouldn't shed a single tear


I would never even frown


Cold and silent


Free of life


Dense as stone


And cold as ice


Devoid of emotion


That sickening notion


No one to miss me


No one to mourn


Why be a wall?


Why even be born?


I'll just stay me


But build a wall of my own


I'll be safe behind it


On my coward's throne


Is this what I want?


So lifeless and gaunt


Maybe I'm back here,


For the protection of you


How cruel I can be,


I guess you never knew


My wall has been built


No more blood must be spilt


We are safe now

© 2008 Jack Diamond

Author's Note

Jack Diamond
um... bobaloo?

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Yay!!! More writing!!! So glad you've got your tongue back... This one has a very serious subject. It's kinda the same thing as this book I read called The Lottery. It's about a girl in High School, and the school is run by the 'Shadow Council'. Every year they draw a lottery, and whoever wins is their slave for a year and is ignored by the whole school. Your poem made me think of how every one in the world is so superficial (Is that how you spell it?) and if something happens to you, or your appearance is changed for the worse, people ignore you. It's happened to me.

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Added on May 30, 2008


Jack Diamond
Jack Diamond

McGregor, MN

If you're reading my writing then let me say thanks you. you are now on my good graces thus making you "cool". I am sorry to say but I am really only interested in rythmic poetry, if You write free ve.. more..