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The Wall

March 12th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Wow, it's good to be back among such a friendly supportive crowd. I'm feeling heaps better (have also switched off talk radio with people endlessly moaning about the economy)

I wrote this poem to express my thanks to all the good people who have helped me during the dark days

For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall - Psalm 18.29

Not so much an army
of sword wielding warriors
as a gang with sticks
whacking down nettles
lopping heads off thistles
and tearing down the ivy
with their bare hands
Then a gentle blanket
was laid down
to guard me from the damp earth
Someone stood atop the wall
and let down a rope
Willing helpers secured it round me
Then pushed and shoved from below
while invisible horde
heaved and hauled from the other side
As I came alive
I started to dig into the gaps
with fingers and toes
then press myself up
with the aid of hands and knees
like crawling up sideways
as enthusiastic supporters cheered me on
And so I gained freedom over the wall.


And I found 50 cents outside the supermarket! It's going into rebuilding my emergency fund, which currently stands at $nz2380. I want to get it up to $5000.

3 Responses to “The Wall”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I want a world that is like your poem.

  2. cptacek Says:

    I have to say, I'm not into poetry. But that one rocked.

  3. Amber Says:

    Awesome Smile

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