If I Could Build A House
If I could build a house
I would build one not for mine
A house of warmth for those in the cold
Sprawled on the streets, no one to hold
A house of strength for those who are weakened
No mortar or bombs can ruin again
A house of light that beams in the night
For the lost and weary to cast away their fright
A house of love for the lonely and hopeless
Who threw away trust and second chances
A house of peace for the hate-filled heart
Who’s trying to keep from falling apart
If I could build a house in a snap of fingers
I would build a home for each rat that lingers.
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In response to dVerse’s Tuesday Poetics: DIY Building by our guest host, Sara McNulty.
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?
Banksy is back with a brand new project called “The Walled Off Hotel,” where people can literally sleep inside this work of art. Located in Bethlehem, Palestine it offers the ‘worst view in the world’ with windows overlooking the controversial barrier wall that separates the West Bank from Israel territory. The image above is one of the wall decorations in the room. Banksy is <3.
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