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Behind the Walls

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Behind the Walls

Behind the walls I hear the sound
Of someone’s loud TV.
I’m rarely in this room, by day,
So it won’t bother me.

But it reminds me that we live
Connected, side by side,
With only hints of others’ lives
That snatches do provide:

A glimpse of furniture, perhaps,
A smattering of noise;
But not enough to clue us in 
To problems or to joys.

Paul Simon said it best, that
One man’s ceiling’s someone’s floor
And often, of our neighbors,
We learn not a whole lot more.

So all we really know about
The folks behind the walls
Is likely to intrigue us
Just as much as it appalls.

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Perspective is the key to life to help us understand. What lies in hearts beyond our walls of others in god's hand. Irritation can inflame our senses when impatient. That's why its nice to know someone we think is kind of decent. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:35:00 AM

    makes me kind of sad. I think of the isolationists, lonely. Sorry, I always seem to find the dark emotion.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:26:00 AM

    An amusing and entertainingly observant little ditty written with your usual grace and humor. I enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 5:39:00 PM

    This was a wonderful poem you have created for us ilene. it is rally nice to be back reading your poems again....Peter