Poetry Corner

Watch the towers burning one by one,

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:47am
  • Life

Watch the Towers

Watch the towers burning one by one,

All lit by a single spark.

The flames leap here then there.

And one by one they ignite.

Once they were mighty fortresses

STRONG!

STRAIGHT!

IMPENTATRABLE!

Almost invincible,

Or so we thought.

One by one, they burn, one by one

And one more, all burning.

We built them, You and I

In our minds.

Built them to keep out the

FEAR, the PAIN, the LONELINESS

And the longing for.

Built them, You and I.

Now, they are all burning

And the spark that set

Them aglow is LOVE

When they are all gone,

We will be as before:

OPEN!

APPROACHABLE!

VULNERABLE!……..

Innocent.

We will become strength

Without the need for barriers.

Come, take my hand,

Love me

And together we will

Watch the towers burn.

Mary Campbell

Poems for this section are provided by readers and members who participate in regular Poetry Jam at the Arts Alive! Gallery.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.