Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In Whose Image Build We Fences?

If I were homeless,
I would find a big box.

If I had an old car,
I would roll up the window.

If I were a subdivider,
I would fence my yard in privacy.

If I were a rancher,
I would use barbed wire.

If I were an emperor,
I would build of blood and bone a wall.

If I were a god,
I would warp time and space to keep me in and you out.

But if I were One,
I would not want any fences.


Prompted by Verse First at Poets United.

12 comments:

  1. You have said what I grappled with. I so wanted to write a poem about earth from space, which has no fences, and the thought of all of the warring factions fighting over real estate down below......but I didnt pull it off and went another way. I applaud this poem.

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  2. Love your final lines. The One has no need of fences, only territorial creatures need them,

    Elizabeth

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  3. Very nice. Yes, humans seem to find uses for fences, even emperors and gods, but the ONE would definitely prefer that all get along with no differentiation. I like your ideas here.

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  4. Very nice, I like the different fences and the truth at the end, great imagination.

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  5. You are so freaking wise; and you are cleverly, keenly, able to impart that wisdom. Terrific, Libby!

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  6. So much truth --just a wonderful piece and you made me smile!

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  7. Breaking down the fences we all build around ourselves can be a rewarding moment of liberation! Kudos, Libby...

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  8. Excellent. No fences! Agreed. :)

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  9. I hadn't thought of so many different type of fences before!

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  10. I love this. I love the metaphorical tone. Wonderful blog you have!!

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