Diamond- The Last Brick in the Wall

Diamond- The Last Brick in the Wall

A Poem by Jack Diamond
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a metaphorical poem about being closed off and separated from the world

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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



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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.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Jack Diamond
Jack Diamond

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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..

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