Patrick O'Reilly

Rookie (1988 / St John's, NL)

Brick By Brick - Poem by Patrick O'Reilly

When I stood outside
The downtown Tower
I thought of how it went
Brick by brick,
Growing in certain increments,
About how long it took for the high steel men
To give it a base
And bones
And flesh.

And then I saw in my mind how
It will all crumble and blow away
For all living things like us must pass.

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  • (8/13/2006 11:48:00 PM)

    For all living things like us must pass.

    ^^ That is the focal point of the poem. Good work here!
    Well crafted!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010

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