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Life Arts    H3'ed 10/23/12

A Paean to Walls (or To Pee on Walls)

By Gary Lindorff (translation by Carlos Ramirez)  Posted by Dave Lindorff (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 7 pages)   No comments
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By Gary Lindorff (with a Spanish translation by Carlos Ramirez)
Walls separate us, as this wall on the West Bank separates Palestine
Walls separate us, as this wall on the West Bank separates Palestine
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According to Webster 

the first walls were steep hillsides 

or palisades utilized for defense.

How many walls do we need 

To keep ourselves safe 

And to secure all our freedoms? 

The strongest walls are subtle, 

Like the one built by Descartes 

Between the head and heart. 

And Darwin's wall

Between the weak and the strong 

Still stands against the relentless attacks 

Of fundamentalism 

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