The Wall of Tolstoy

Some would say that science knows it all

That it is clear that science has built the wall

But to this wall, we stand on either side

The truth of the matter, is on the other side


We can jump the wall, and find answers there

But those left behind, are still standing bare

It is only on the wall that we can see it all

And yet without turning our heads, we cannot see it all


So we jump once again and teeter at the top

We seek to remain, but no mortal can stop

And we drop into the abstract, the thoughts of man

And grab onto these truths, as though we can


But with each leap of the wall of life’s truth

It slides from our pocket, our minds little booth

Yet some of it stays as we do math in a flurry

And eventually science and life become truthful slurry


Sadly life is short and we all must depart

Having made several jumps and knowledge a start

We move closer to the wall with each of man’s leaps

While most minds and men, ravenously sleep


Concerned and believing on only one side

Not peering over the wall and the truths that hide

Throwing over it pettiness and comments so snide

A war with oneself, outside, inside, knowing we lied.


Barbara Blackcinder


About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a need for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and mine when you read those from me.
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