Mightier than the Sword

These concrete, they cover
The real structure around.
Bricks, layer-by-layer,
Built to protect the sound;
Do they really protect
As their walls stand erect?

Blocking my dear freedom
Of movement, physical,
But the makers are dumb,
For no walls are mental;
They cannot halt thinking
Of a poet’s dreaming.

They’re forever written
As the villains of men,
Men who write great poems.

Sing, poet in me,
Sing beyond these cold bars
As they make me not free!
Stand up for a real war.
Roosters be awakened;
Words written by my pen.

 

 

Note: The poem above is in response to the post on the NaPoWriMo website titled, “Day 24.” The optional prompt for us today is to “write a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like.”

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