The Fortress

Pebble by pebble;
Stone by stone,
this fortress was built up
by the hands of our own.
Now destined to fall
from the distress of cracks,
yet despite its weakening,
we continue to wrack.

We destroyed this once sovereign being
and have transformed it into an idea
we will never be reaching.
Not with our minds
wrapped in the wicked ways of this world.
Not until we learn
what a life is actually for.

Shots are fired
like the beat of a drum
with each thump,
another one comes along.
Raiding and ravaging
each other for their worth
ends only when one
becomes part of the earth.

Corruption and lies
lie deep within our lives
seeping into the core
of our values and guidelines.
We are no longer ashamed
and willingly take the blame
as long as the world
will one day know our name.


This is also posted on my other blog, The Society Journal. Please check it out!

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22 thoughts on “The Fortress

    1. Free verse is great! I actually don’t write as much of that because it’s more difficult for me to find a way for it to flow without having some rhyme and I don’t have time to focus on a poem for that long haha. And thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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