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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The GDR put up a wall in ‘61 because they wanted West Berlin kept out. A wall of shame it was! In fact, the West more easily could travel all about while Eastern Germans were the ones from freedom routes locked out. The wall was guarded. Some were killed while struggling to flee. The Cold War only made folks yearn more strongly to be free. To Gorbachev, one president implored: Tear down that wall! It wasn’t too much longer that it would begin to fall! I felt the joy they felt abroad when crumbling had begun. November ninth, in ‘89 Berlin again was one! For the Historical Modified Quatrain Contest of craig cornish

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  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:22:00 PM

    I remember when pres Reagan said that . great write ;}seems you won too ;}

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:45:00 AM

    Andrea I missed this one very historical and I see congrats are in order....David

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:01:00 PM

    Another amazing win, Andrea! (I have been missing so many contests....glad to see yours among the winners!) Congrats once again!!

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:31:00 PM

    Had to come see this one...you're right. its very different from my wall poem. I see you won a contest with it...course you did...you good, girl. I have a good friend from east berlin...has a radio show there. I spent quite some time in China...visiting the Great Wall was really just a small bonus compared to the rest...i miss it

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:53:00 AM

    Congratulations on this second place win Andrea. I also rejoyced when the wall was brought down and we have a rock from it framed on our wall so the memory will keep fresh in the minds of our later generations of family. Your poem was powerful and l want to print it out to be included with our little piece of the wall. Brava!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:50:00 PM

    Andrea, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:45:00 PM

    Congratulations on a great win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:16:00 PM

    A wonderful moment to remember..freedom reigns! Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 5:13:00 PM

    Congrats my friend! Chalk up another one for the 'Old Pro! RAY

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 1:04:00 PM

    I well remember this time in history. The news was so full of the wall being torn down and the celebrations !! Excellent write on history !! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:44:00 PM

    congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Ah, it's you AD--thought I might find you in the mix--would be very surprised not to--great win--almost thought a German wrote this!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:15:00 PM

    I remember that day - the joy of the people who crossed over the broken pieces of the wall as the wall came down in section and people hugged - some total strangers. The joy was palatable. Congratulations on your win, Andrea. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 9:41:00 AM

    I remember how wonderful it was to see the wall come down. love phyl soup mail

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 10:55:00 AM

    Josha fit de battle ob Jericho and de wall come tumblin down. Hey! It be written! Bless Ron Reagan and bless Andrea for writing this here poem. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading it this morning..Great topic chosen for an entry in his contest..Thanks for stopping by..I have finished the poem that was unfinished..Sara

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 4:58:00 PM

    Its amazing the way things turn around Andrea; you have captured a lot in this write.."

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 2:37:00 PM

    You are really good at 'historical strokes' too... A free modern world; but getting chaotic day by day. ... Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 1:25:00 PM

    great write on the Berlin wall, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 2:23:00 AM

    Wow, cool poem. I was actually born days before this wall came down - JH

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 1:15:00 AM

    Hi Andrea yes another cracker, I remember being stunned by the wal coming down myself, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:52:00 PM

    That was a great day, Andrea! Not just for Berliners but for the whole free world, thanks to Pres. Reagan...this important act confirms again, that each of us is called to do great things...sometimes not as big as this, but even the small acts, affects our world, somehow! Great topic to write about for Craig's contest! Great job! A winner for sure! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 3:21:00 PM

    We build em' high, we tear them down. It's not a wonder, we feel a clown. But that's how mankind's always been. We play the game, but seldom win. Triumph of the human spirit. Maybe someday we all will hear it. :)

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 1:55:00 PM

    a modern history lesson, Andrea, and interesting to read this poetry.

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:14:00 PM

    I remember that day very well, it was a good day for the Germans! You have written a fantastic write about this subject my friend! What a tremendous poem, I loved reading it this afternoon! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:20:00 AM

    Andrea; I remember this all too well. It was a day of celebration, the day the wall came down. Thanks for sharing this piece of history. many blessings always . Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 8:14:00 AM

    :))