The Wall

The image shows an elderly man and woman embracing. In the background, people can be seen going about their business.
The image shows an elderly man and woman embracing. In the background, people can be seen going about their business.

A country, carved into four
by the victors.

A city, divided
by ideology and
something more.

Erected in haste
assembled in the silent hours
while they slept
apart, in blissful ignorance,
concrete and iron
snaked through
their lives.

Three decades on
torn down in protest:

lovers reunite
whom time
could not
divide.

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Image credit: Gennaro Leonardi @ Pixabay

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #106 photo prompt

71 thoughts on “The Wall

  1. So many were seperated that way… by ‘that’ wall. I watched a documentary where some attempted to route under it… some were successful. But it was limited. The majority remained apart.
    I am sure there were many such ‘good’ reunions.

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