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The Berlin Wall

The swirls of freedom’s fervent dreams On canvas raised in bitter cold Upon oppression’s wall of screams A city severed at its seams Gleaned comfort in art’s bright console The swirls of freedom’s fervent dreams Beyond the walls, a feared regime With liberty, in stern control Upon oppression’s wall of screams The inside; vibrant colors gleam Expressions brushed of angst, unfold The swirls of freedom’s fervent dreams The gray outside; true evil’s scheme With barbs of wire ensnaring souls Upon oppression’s wall of screams A palisade of painted streams Immersed in thought – cascading bold The swirls of freedom’s fervent dreams Upon oppression’s wall of screams ~~16 Mar 2016~~ Note –During the later stages of the cold war, the West Berlin side of the Berlin Wall was an unrestricted outlet for graffiti artists to express the freedom absent on the other side.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 3/24/2016 8:59:00 AM
Greetings David. Congrats on your amazing WIN with this write!!! ;-)
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Date: 3/24/2016 2:43:00 AM
its technically a brilliant write, but the form and format does not allow the reader to feel the enormity, of the wall and what was about to happen to a city, where liberty was at stake... nice read though
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Date: 3/22/2016 5:47:00 PM
"A city severed at its seams"....wow....that is a brilliant way of putting it !! Excellent work, David !! Congratulations!
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Date: 3/22/2016 4:53:00 PM
Well written and congratulations, David.
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Date: 3/22/2016 3:52:00 PM
Very well done! Grats on your contest placing :) :)
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