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''The Silent Fall of Fences and Walls''
They said my escape could be easy as pie
Truth be told I just didn't believe
I'd gotten so used to the fences and walls
that I'd limited what I could achieve
They hinted that freedom might already be mine
I replied, "Oh, but surely you jest."
That new worlds might appear in the blink of an eye?
No, such promises seemed empty at best
But one day something happened! A shift DID occur!
When and where? Hmmmm, I just can't recall
But now left, right and center things fall into place
and it seems I do nothing at all!
I feel all at once I've been living a lie
How much further I'd be if I'd known
that these fences and walls I had built as a child
all this time I had long since outgrown
But when did they crumble? No trumpet was blown
no fanfare, no crash to discern
In the quiet of thought did my jail disappear
from this fact here's the truth that I've learned:
The breakthrough will always be silent, my friend
it's an elusive sound you won't hear
For no noise marks the fall of your fences and walls
because the truth is they're really not there.
It could happen at any minute. Who knows what may set it off. Who knows who or what may be the catalyst. The walls may fall while you sleep and you might wake up tomorrow morning with the rubble at your feet. Unpredictable, yes. But you might be able to speed the process along by creating more quiet moments in your life to listen for the silent fall.
Walt's Life Rhyme #252
(The Silent Fall of Fences and Walls)
© Walt F.J. Goodridge
''I share what I know,
so that others may grow!''
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