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Pending Wall, a Poem

John is passionate about human and animal rights, social justice, equality, and the environment, and likes to convey that in his writing.

San Diego/Tijuana Border Fence by Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde - http://www.ngb.army.mil, Public Domain,

San Diego/Tijuana Border Fence by Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde - http://www.ngb.army.mil, Public Domain,

Pending Wall

We need the wall

So please don't stall,

Let's all play ball,

President's call.


Please don't be mugs,

Keep out the drugs,

Deny the thugs,

Let's all give hugs.


Wall's cost a lot,

No parking lot.

Don't be a Scot,

It's worth a shot.


It's for the best,

Put it to test,

Ignore the rest

At my request.


The Great wall of China

The Great wall of China

And don't you frown,

I'm not a clown.

I will shut down,

Call it "Code Brown."


Great Wall of China,

Nothing finer,

Same designer,

Trump refiner.


So, post by post

From coast to coast,

Ignore the cost,

Let Donald toast


They built the wall,

So wide and tall.

It could not fall,

Now safe for all.

By Földhegy - Own work, based on data from The Washington Post and the following map sources:Natural Earth v1VMap0 for bordersOpenStreetMap for waterways, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Földhegy - Own work, based on data from The Washington Post and the following map sources:Natural Earth v1VMap0 for bordersOpenStreetMap for waterways, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Inspiration for This Poem

I would like to thank Tim Truzy for the inspiration to write this poem. I recently read his wonderful article/poem "Walls in Poetry: And the Wall Came Down: A Poem," and I realised I had never written a poem about walls. The most famous poem I could remember reading with walls as a subject was Mending Wall by Robert Frost.

Anyway, the above poem was the result. Thank you for reading.

© 2019 John Hansen