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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Paper Thin Walls

Paper Thin Walls 

by Olivia Nitti

With nothing more than a light tap,
These walls will fall to the ground.
They are so poorly built.
It wouldn’t even make a sound.

If you look close enough;
Not a common thing to do,
You would see they are not tough.
In fact, you could see right through.

Not quite sturdy enough to stand on their own,
No wonder they have built such a broken home.
One more loud slam of the door,
These paper-thin walls just couldn’t endure.

Though no one understands to treat these walls with grace,
Those who come along display such distaste.
Can’t you see these walls are completely alone,
so drawn out, weak, and worn to the bone?

And if they were suddenly to disappear, no one would miss,
Their faint inability to there exist.
Too paper thin to take any grit,
These walls will fall and crumble amidst,
The very few people who choose to care
A dangerous task. I’d never dare.

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