#NaPoWriMo 2017 April 13 – Ghazal

I hate to miss a day, but I have hit a bit of a wall.
Hope to get back to this prompt, bust through the wall.

To shelter all our hopes and dreams we build a wall,
but it becomes a barrier inside a thicker wall –

a veil that promotes misunderstanding, that distances
us from our ability to break through a wall –

through various measures they keep us apart,
they turn our feeling to blindness, an unscalable wall –

a veil that hides our faces from each other’s
and separates our lives with a rising wall –

time and distance and shielding separate us
and we attempt to overcome by writing on the wall –

But I write too fast and sit “send” too soon
increasing the height and thickness of the wall –

ultimately I wear a mask to hide my self
and you wear a veil, hijab, and hide behind a wall.

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, retired foreign service manager and former naval officer. Strong interests in information architecture, instructional design, critical pedagogy, taxonomies and metadata management, information governance, and cultural heritage preservation.

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