Aug 10

A Black Wall Before Reaching ParadiseIt was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun–
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky –
The wall…

I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
The Wall Hindering Me To Reach My DreamsAbove me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!

Poem by Langston Hughes, found in The Bali Times

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written by Chris

9 Responses to “As I Grew Older”

  1. AB in BerawaNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:


  2. ChrisNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:

    Yeah, I liked the sound of it….even though it seems a bit moody. :-?

  3. wayneNo Gravatar UNITED STATES Says:

    Men slave away at the pointless business of mundane life, distracted and entranced by pointless activities. We each believe that death is not fast at our heels, we each make no effort to attain our life’s true purpose, and in the end we each return empty handed – is this not a tragic error?


  4. Jared SeahNo Gravatar BULGARIA Says:

    I light a candle,
    the shawow is not more.

    I find no wall for me to handle,
    away I flap my wings and I soar!

    Musings of a Singapore Man of Leisure who is still on the way – very much inspired by Chris.

  5. ChrisNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:

    Haha, nice one! ;-)

  6. manoNo Gravatar MALAYSIA Says:

    Will join you one day ….. still struggling to break free from the race.

  7. ChrisNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:

    mano, yeah, getting to the point is not easy, but once you are there….it’s mainly smooth sailing. All the power to you! :D

  8. rajeshNo Gravatar INDIA Says:

    it is mistery, why important things we forget in life and get collected garbage and yet we think ourselves intelligent

  9. xamthoneNo Gravatar INDONESIA Says:

    wow,, very good poem ..
    reminds me of the past .. :)

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