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Berlin Irony

9th November 2019



A wall of shame

cut through a city and a people

a bleak new division:

we and the world turned away



A wall fell

remade a city, a people, a history

a bright new union:

we and the world rejoiced



Now we fashion

our uniquely British wall

a tragedy of repeated history:

the world wonders, shrugs



And I wonder if

my children must wait

twenty-eight years before

the world rejoices again


Or shall we spend our time

building more walls?



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M.C. Newberry

Wed 22nd May 2024 16:24

It could be said that Hadrian knew his onions when assessing
threat to his northern border. 😏! Not much changes under the sun.

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