Thursday, April 26, 2007

Walls

Why do we build walls?

Are they a symbol of power, or of powerlessness?

Do they solve our problems, or create new ones?

Why do we continue to build walls?

And if walls are good, why do we celebrate when we tear them down?

Walls are barriers, containers of human beings.

Walls are symbols; they send a message to the people being contained.

But sometimes, just sometimes, they stand between us and the desire to move on and forget.

They stretch out into the distance as a physical measure of the magnitude of an event.

Why do we continue to build walls?

Go to www.iraqwall.org

2 comments:

Gus_J said...

Powerful post Heather. Nice job.

Heather Annastasia said...

Aw, shucks!

I feel guilty for slacking on my blog here lately.