The Wall

heart-wall

We build and we break

We build and we break

Scratching through rubble

Searching for fate

 

The walls we build aren’t just made overnight

Bricks, first shaped, then left to bake dry.

Then mortar is added to put up the divide

And ground, once common, now left cast aside.

 

“Guard your heart, guard your heart”

Shout the common-sense of folk

So the builders start laying,

And the wall slowly grows.

“Open up, open up!”

Cries the wish trapped inside

A small solitary feeling

Just longing to entwine.

 

We build and we break

We build and we break

Scratching through rubble

Searching for fate

 

“The walls of Jericho are impenetrable.” So they said.

Yet Joshua still marched round

Seven days. The walls fell.

But this wall locking me out rises so high

That to scale its cold, sharp stones

To Heaven I must climb.

 

These walls we build

Be it from hurt or from pride.

Does it really help to put up a divide?

Can walls really stop The Thief in the night?

Or the burglaress from stealing

The vulnerable heart on the line?

 

We build and we break

We build and we break

Scratching through rubble

Searching for fate

Brendan Savary

About Brendan Savary

Hello there I'm your typical Joburger student, navigating all the wonder and trials of being a young adult and disciple in this bustling metropolis. I have a special interest in healing people (including myself) from their brokenness - both physical and emotional. When not studying, I enjoy jamming tunes out on my piano, reading a good fantasy novel, and playing soccer with my mates.

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