This is a short, poignant poem written by my friend Annette A. Talbert. It really spoke to me; I hope you appreciate it as much as I did.

In Transition

We humans build walls,

to separate –

we create artificial barriers

to keep those different people

from mixing with “us.”

Walls are first created in our hearts

when we divide the human race by-

race, tribe, religion, politics, sex,

then we build a wall to keep

the “others” away.

But travel by air into space-

and notice there are no barriers

on this fragile blue planet.


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A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Wall

  1. julespaige says:

    Growing up in The Village in the 1960’s I was taught there were no walls.
    And I passed that on to my children too.

    Unfortunately in history there are too many walls. And yet some have found ways to breach those walls to benefit all of humanity.


    • Thanks for your remarks, JP. I certainly understand. Some walls we put up ourselves; others build walls to keep people in or out. I am reminded of Robert Frost’s ‘Mending Walls’ and that song from the late 60s/early 70s called, I believe, ‘Signs’ which had a line about the guy standing on the wall asking whether this walls was keeping him out or Mother Nature in. ~nan

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