Sunday, May 01, 2011

demolition

Picture Credit: Rosa Frei
in gaps
you create fences
where none existed
who am I to voice it aloud
I will jump right into it
stand in the midst
speak all I need to

"borders are so passe"

26 comments:

Claudia said...

you are right gautami - so silly to build fences...so passe...

dustus said...

The intensity built is undercut by that great "so passe" line. Well developed and meaningful.

5thsister said...

"in gaps you create fences where none existed"

Wow...guilty as charged. Am I the only one that finds this "synchronistic"? This is exactly what I am working on to overcome in myself. Beautiful insight.

Rosa Frei said...

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing!

Possum said...

Ditto on the brilliant! I love your notion of jumping into the gap and speaking your truth.

Alice Audrey said...

Borders are a bit strange. I remember as a kid passing over a state border and wondering what happened to the fence and the guys with guns.

Brian Miller said...

not a big fan of fences myself...tear that wall down!

Monkey Man said...

So quickly we build our fences yet seldom take the time to mend them. Great Sunday 160. Thanks for playing.

Pheromone Girl said...

I like fences with gaps in them, so you can sneak through and share tea. Beautifully written!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Lovely! I like this version even better than the one posted at One Single Impression.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Very telling theme

Maureen said...

Wonderful contrast achieved in pairing the image with "voice it aloud" and "speak all I need to".

repressedsoul said...

This is wonderful and so true, if we don't start leaping over fences, then boundaries will always be set in stone. Powerful write

bodhirose said...

Brave of you to jump right in. Very insightful.

Jim said...

My view is that fences are for animals, to keep them in or keep them out.

They also make place holders for the borders. They say "What's mine is mine and I want to keep it mine."
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Thank you for the nice prompt word. It was fun but I had several false starts.
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happygirl said...

I like the gaps in the fence or the fences with steps. I don't like to be kept OUT

anupama said...

Dear Gautami,
Good Evening!
Fences build barriers ....
We need bridges to get connected not the fences.....
Well said...
Wishing you a lovely evening,
Sasneham,
Anu

Mama Zen said...

Nicely done!

Jingle said...

amazing..
A++

Kim Nelson said...

I live in Tucson, AZ, so this border issue is huge for me. I appreciate your perspective and its creative expression.
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/04/18/i-tell-myself/

ladynimue said...

I kind of disagree ,, borders add a bit of fun sometimes :)

lunawitch15 said...

very deep and perfect

Steve Isaak said...

Thoughtful, excellent.

little wing writer said...

love the concept of overlapping... sharing... sorta like how they demolished the iron curtain... brick by brick... word by word... great response to the osi prompt!

Stan Ski said...

...But as soon as we break one down, another one appears...

vivinfrance said...

Would that there were no need for fences at all. Well said Gautami.