patricia dashwood

Frontiers - Poem by patricia dashwood

Frontiers that Mother Nature laid
No longer maintain a barricade

The pathless barriers of the Seven Seas
Now traveled, due to buoyancy

Impassable deserts, dry barren regions
Long conquered despite their afflictions

Man mastered the summit of Everest
Mountains confines ever since repressed

The challenge of nature, seemingly insufficient,
Man made his own limits, civil defense efficient.

Hadrian’s, the Romans, the Great China wall
Fortifications were built to protect from pitfall

Trading and wars, race and religion
Frontiers continue to grow with contagion

With Windows and Gates, vertual technology
A world has been made that is frontier free

I like to imagine how free we would be
If man had not marked his own boundary

Topic(s) of this poem: world

Comments about Frontiers by patricia dashwood

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (12/21/2016 1:29:00 PM)

    Another very interesting and well-written poem, Patricia. Do you know this one:

    “Man is a great wall builder
    The Berlin Wall
    The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem
    But the wall most impregnable
    Has a moat
    flowing with fright
    around his heart
    A wall without windows for the spirit to breeze through
    without a door for love to walk in.”

    – OSWALD MTSHALI, Soweto (South African) poet
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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