Sunday, June 14, 2009

One Single Impression: Walls


Walls restrict, walls constrain,
walls confine, walls restrain.

Walls protect, walls support,
walls will cool, walls will warm.

Dark and dank, hate these walls.
Free and safe, love those walls.

Well how to you feel now?
Depends, which side you're on?

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Walls" as prompt,
suggested by F.P. of
Fledgling Poet

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At Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:13:00 AM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

Depends also if you are priiviledged enough to have walls (although some people prefer not to have any weighing them down).

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When first considering the prompt, I also thought about which side of the walls you were on often made a difference, especially for me as I sometimes suffer from claustrophobia. I'll take my walls with a strong side of windows, please!

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:59:00 AM, Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I like the repetition of walls. It somehow enhance this poem.

filigreed walls

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:38:00 AM, Blogger Jeeves said...

Very true. Depends on which side of wall.

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 3:05:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Liked this. Walls in all their variety - echoing life.

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

Very astute, Jim. Some people would give a lot to have any semblance of security and safety even if behind walls.

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:36:00 PM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

wonderful insight to walls
they are this
and they are that
and perhaps they are even an illusion

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 5:20:00 PM, Blogger Sherri B. said...

You used the prompt beautifully...and I also loved what you said at my blog when you commented:

Doors and windows are wall's most vulnerable places so we do pay a price for our light.

So wisely put! Thanks for your words. :~)

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 6:14:00 PM, Anonymous if said...

I´d rather be outside the walls...:)

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 8:39:00 PM, Anonymous Deborah Godin said...

When you really stop and think (like I did reading your poem) there's an awful lot to a 'mere' wall!

At Sunday, June 14, 2009 8:56:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Walls offer respite, too.

Didn't quite understand your comment on my blog, but I will keep considering....

At Monday, June 15, 2009 9:00:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

walls protect, walls confine
walls are fluid
as desire

At Monday, June 15, 2009 9:41:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

A variety of walls each performing - by act or design - very nice.

At Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Jim~ Excellent poem and so really does depend which side you are on- preferably one with a door and window for me, please!

At Wednesday, June 17, 2009 1:22:00 PM, Blogger sgreerpitt said...

Oh, I really like this Jim!!

At Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:31:00 AM, Anonymous lissa said...

I like to be on the nice side, but not everyone has a choice

thanks for your visit

At Saturday, June 20, 2009 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Beth P. said...

Then there's the upside and downside of walls.

Thanks for this--as usual, your humor is palpable!


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