A Wall Between Us (Poem on Human Alienation)

a poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen, Denmark

A Wall Between Us

There is a wall between us
a wall that has stood for years
a wall without a door
a wall that hinders our eyes
from making a glimpse
at each other`s side.

There is a wall between us
a wall which puts on layers
of broken glasses and thorns
for protection and self preservation,
a wall so high and impenetrable
neither of us can reach nor climb.

There is a wall between us
a wall that catches the rays
of the sun only for itself,
a wall that deprives our common garden
from warmth and sunshine,
making our own garden cold and dry.

There is a wall between us
a wall that has stood for years
a wall without a door
a wall that has grown by layers
of thorns and broken glasses we put on,
a wall that steals away the rays
of our common sun.

Here is this giant wall between us
a wall we have built for many years
a wall that makes us dwarfs to break down,
a wall that chokes the life and growth
of our common garden,
a wall that makes us fall apart.

Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

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