Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Who Built These Walls

Kyle kriticos Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Who Built These Walls which was written by poet Kyle kriticos. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Kyle kriticos

Best Kyle Kriticos Poems

+ Fav Poet

Who Built These Walls

I always thought I'd break my hand on this enclosure
This space with everyday renewed it's grasp
My shaking voice gave nothing but a wail
And the walls that held me in were rising fast

And up, the gate that rose and gave no passage
And up, the flag of hell beside my soul
While everyone who knew it shook their head
There were none to help a wretch who'd lost control

No visitors would come to see such horror
Where the marching band of life had lost its beat
Mists of cooling rain had whispered freedom
But never could I recognize relief 

Outside the walls, the people laughed and loved
While I wondered why my place with them was taken
Yet everyday the same bright sun was rising
And everyday it promised liberation 

Desperately I shook the walls and asked them
"Who is it that cages me each day"? 
With a howl they replied "you are the builder"
Take us down yourself, or we will stay

by Kyle Ezra Kriticos

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 4/12/2015 8:55:00 PM
    You breathe new life into a well-worn theme. For whatever reason, among a wealth of warmth, I especially resonate with "no visitors would come to see such horror Where the marchig band of life had lost its beat" Nice visiting your citadel.

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:10:00 AM
    another 7...You're KILLIN me with the Quill for REAALLL!

  1. Date: 9/8/2011 8:32:00 AM
    Stopping by your excellent poetry today to thank you for your kind comments on mine Kyle. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 10:15:00 PM
    you write what i find hard to express. i will never be as good as you kyle. i love your work.

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 6:09:00 AM
    I have read your poetry today and in my mind it is an interesting and excellent piece Kyle. I will return again soon to read more of your writings. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 7:46:00 PM
    Your poems make me realize things I sometimes come to neglect. I like this! Thanks for your kind comments, Kyle! I wish you nonstop inspiration to write more beautiful poems. God bless!

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 7:07:00 PM
    our own worst enemy. The chains that bind a person are sometimes put there by the individual. great read.