diamond-The Last Brick in the Wall

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just coming out of a mad spell of writer's block. My first attempt in a while. I don't feel like writing a summary, you can figure it out.

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 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 would never 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


Submitted: May 24, 2007

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WhiteWolf

5/5 Wow, this is really good. Even though it was simplistic, it gave it power. I loved the layout, the short lines, and the story changing from wanting to be a wall to why to be a wall. I'd love to be a wall but I have built my own too in some ways. Will have to read some more of your stuff!!!

Thu, May 24th, 2007 11:25am

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thank you, the story changes like that because I ran out of stuff to say. I had to change the direction to keep it going. thanking you for reading. I appreciate your input I'm very glad you gave it a 5

Thu, May 24th, 2007 12:20pm

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Dmonik

As a pink floyd fan too, I must also agree. this is a hell of a comeback from writers block. Not too sure I'd want to be a wall myself, I get too much fun scaring the sh!t out of people, I'd have to be a bear or something, lol. Great work again, keep it up

Thu, May 24th, 2007 7:35pm

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thank you. long live pink!!!

Thu, May 24th, 2007 12:38pm

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missbritian101

ugh, you think black and white r boring colors? those r my favorite clolors lol =(

everything you wrote was true

every1 in their lifetime will eventually build a wall of my own

i know mine would be black and orange

lol

i know, weird

i liked it alot

more

please

Fri, June 8th, 2007 2:28am

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I think you may have missed the point of this one; I'm not encouraging n e 1 to build a wall. And it's more of a metaphor than something you can actually paint. Thanks again for all your comments your moving from fan and closing in on groupie status lol j/p

Thu, June 7th, 2007 9:18pm

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