Women's Ways of Learning LO24643 -Poem

From: Sajeela M ramsey (sajeelacore@juno.com)
Date: 05/20/00

Replying to LO24638 --

Dear Co-learners,

It appears (see host's note below) that attachments are not part of the
list-serve protocal, so I am including the poem in the body of this

> [Host's Note: Sorry, I don't distribute attachments. Sajeela, if you
> like you can just reply to this msg with the poem in-line. ..Rick]

Thin Walls 2000/SMRamsey

What keeps me from you
and you from me? These
words are thin walls. I can
smell it sometimes....who we
let in and who we keep out.
Wars start this way.

I met a blind man.
His mirrors were filthy.
No pictures hung from the
walls. I said I was in love
with his best friend. He said
"this too shall pass".

Space is something we
claim. "Don't stand too close"
or "please come in" is a matter
of architect and maps. Cross a
line and kill or be killed. I may
or may not invite you. Barriers
are invisible.

When I was a kid
I climbed the roof of our
storage shed. From there I
could see the tin roof and card
board hut that housed a family.
Their dirt yard and fire pit are
what I remember. Broken jags
of glass cemented into the wall
separated us.

This is how it is.
Wars start this way;
Are invisible.
This too shall pass:
separated Us.

Sajeela Moskowitz Ramsey, President - CORE Consulting
Center for Organizational Renewal and Effectiveness
2432 Villanova Drive/Vienna, VA. 22180
703 573 7050/ SajeelaCore @Juno.com


Sajeela M ramsey <sajeelacore@juno.com>

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