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The Wailing Wall - June 2013

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The Wailing Wall - June 2013

A morning of bullets at the Kotel
10 to be exact.
The wall is high and white
I felt the urge to reach the top
and peek over to see
what is on the other side
or look up and notice
the forgotten sky in all its glory
gently looking down
watching the human folk
kissing the limestone
attaching burden and hope into every crevice
reaffirming ancient rites
2 words determined a man's death
Shot through and through
a distorted thought perceived in passing by another man's discomfort
in an instant, red ties fall away
the daily folk hit the deck and scuttle away to find another spot to sell their truth
the heart is strong and the Kotel keeps pumping
I imagine workers coming in at designated hours
to sweep the fallen dreams away.
On this day 
2 men are lost

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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:04:00 PM
    HI TAMRYN, this is a nice winning poem in PD's contest. <3 SKAT <3

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Tamryn , CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for enjoying my contest...I had much fun in closing my contest called ... ""A week into my poem""- Take care and enjoy my blog if you like... have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Yes.. this is a sad but real part of our world-- you have depicted this well.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:28:00 AM
    wow! A very powerful poem, sad..... , your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:18:00 AM
    I was at the wailing wall last Thursday (Kotel) in Israel and on the way back on Friday, I heard on the news that a security guard shot a man in a restroom because he showed signs of being a terrorist... This news put me off visiting religious sites. People are so strange.. I remember walking towards the Wailing Wall last week through all the crazy Rabbis who bum money around the wall, wondering when this madness will end.