Building Values

Hand me
the hammer of hope
let’s pound
the nail of fear
to create
this concrete connection
and make welcoming
walls of visions.

Come, let’s mix
sand of honesty
with rocks of faith,
and paint our ceilings
with dauntless colors
termites of hate.

For our wall’s holes,
let’s place transparent
windows of courtesy
and our entrance be
the always-open
door of unity.

Atop let’s use the
roof of compassion
and love be our
building’s foundation.

Wouldn’t this be an ideal nation?

P.S. Sorry if this piece is a bit longer than I usually do. 🙂
©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to dVerse‘s Poetics: DIY Building from purplepeninportland.
Your challenge for today is to imagine that you have been given free rein to design any type of building you wish. What would your building look like? shape? materials? size?


37 thoughts on “Building Values”

  1. I like your point, if I understood it correctly, that more important than our individual houses are the houses of our communities and nations–the locations of our homes. We need to build these as well.

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  2. Ah, Rose. There’s so much hope in this. I really really wish that it does indeed happen. Wouldn’t the world be a better place? ☺️ Here’s to stronger ties, my dear ❤️

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  3. Brilliant piece. This is something that humanity has never been able to accomplish. Hmmmm…. Makes one think about the humanist philosophy eh. Haha.
    Please have a lovely day.
    🙂 ❤

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  4. A beautiful hope expect even building materials on earth are in their own way broken. It’s a great thought.


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