October 3, 2010

Berlin´s Wall

20 years ago a country has gotten its freedom by its reunification...

    Credits to Heiko Burkhard

Berlin 1989 

They hated the Wall, but what could they do? It was too strong to break through.
They feared the Wall, but didn't that make sense? Many who tried to climb over it were killed.       
They distrusted the Wall, but who wouldn't? Their enemies refused to tear down one brick, no matter how long the peace talks dragged on.

The Wall laughed grimly. "I'm teaching you a good lesson," it boasted. "If you want to build for eternity, don't bother with stones. Hatred, fear, and distrust are so much stronger."
They knew the Wall was right, and they almost gave up. Only one thing stopped them. They remembered who was on the other side. Grandmother, cousin, sister, wife. Beloved faces that yearned to be seen. 

"What's happening?" the Wall asked, trembling. Without knowing what they did, they were looking through the Wall, trying to find their dear ones. 

Silently, from one person to another, love kept up its invisible work.
"Stop it!" the Wall shrieked. "I'm falling apart." 

But it was too late. 
A million hearts had found each other. 
The Wall had fallen before it came down.

~Michael Jackson, excerpt from his book " Dancing The Dream"



doublebeee said...

Thank you for this post!

Thank you Michael for this great poem. You knew...

doublebeee said...

Michael performed at Berlin Wall on June 19, 1988. He directed his speakers to the East so the people behind the Wall could hear him...

mike1909 said...

Thank you so much for this post.
Michael's message was always about love and tearing down barriers that divide people may them by physical or otherwise.
The healing process is far from being finished but we must always remember the people who suffered and lost their life in the fight for freedom.

healy said...

thanks for sharing this post. It makes me aware of other countries existence

yogadancer7 said...

"a million hearts had found eachother..." -what a beautiful heart he had! what a great blessing! thank you!!!! xoxox

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