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“Babel”: a poem

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Babel

The same, the same, the same, the same.
Unity and power;
Time to build a tower;
Brick by brick by brick by brick.
Uniform blocks not random rocks;
The same, the same, the same.

Everyone we call on understands;
Everyone we’ve gathered from every land;
Together we can build;
Together we will stand;
Together we’ll be known in every land.

Fame for us,
A name for us,
The same for us.

Dull?
DULL?
Dull.

Misunderstanding.

Varied vocabularies,
Diverse dialects:
The community, confused,
Bemused,
Abandoned the plan.

People went to places.
They cultivated cultures
And valued variety.
Contrasting and vibrant.

That made all the difference.
That settled it.

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2 thoughts on ““Babel”: a poem

  1. Laurie Nichols on said:

    Fantastic! You are so awesome with words and cadence.

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