The Wallls Came Down In '89 - Reflections From The Sink - Poem by Terry Brewer
It’s four in the morning, the party is done,
Friends sharing memories, closeness and fun.
It’s so quiet as I clear the debris away
Like the new world we live in on this new year’s day.
Yes, a time to reflect on the year just gone by,
A year like no other, it’s special, and why?
Because the walls came down in ’89
A year of anguish for people that cried
And, as is our way, far too many died
But far fewer than one might have guessed
As the nuclear cataclysm we feared regressed.
'We the people' have spoken, and what a release
We earned a new chance to move forward in peace.
When the walls came down in ’89
Walls can be barriers, like that one in Berlin,
Keeping out freedom while keeping people in,
But walls can also exist in the mind
Walls that use thoughts, not mortar, to bind
People, not bricks, into some common goal
One with a purpose but without a soul
Those walls came down in ’89
An old decade is closing and we all start anew
In a world with so, so much to do
New friends and old enemies now seem as one,
A cold war has gone, a new process begun
One we can’t yet foresee, we don’t know the solution.
'We the people' say make Peace our New Year’s resolution
Because the walls came down in ‘89
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