Day 923, Walls
Remember the Bible and Jericho?
When the power of Yahweh blew down the walls?
You don’t have to wait for God’s winds to blow,
For time keeps on passing and every wall falls.
Joshua “fit” the battle of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down.
The Chinese emperors built a Great Wall.
They hoped it would keep Mongol horsemen away.
The Great Wall of China did not forestall
Mongolia’s horsemen, who came in anyway.
The Chinese emperors built a Great Wall but the Mongols came in anyway.
The emperor, Hadrian built a wall.
He intended to keep Scottish tribes out.
Romans are gone and the Scots’ bagpipes call.
The value of walls was put further in doubt.
The emperor, Hadrian built a wall, then his wall came tumbling down.
The Berlin wall tried to keep people in.
Erected by Russians, but now they are gone
And so is their wall; one more wall down again.
All walls falling down; the story goes on.
Russians built a wall to keep people in. Berliners knocked the Russian wall down.
If Trump builds a wall to keep brown folks out,
People of good will: take heart, do your part.
There will come a day when the hateful won’t shout.
There will come a day when we’ll knock it apart.
If Trump builds a wall to keep brown folks out, we know it will come tumbling down.