If Only Walls Could Talk

It’s true you know,

Walls can talk.

So I’ve been told,

By a beautiful rose.

You’ll have to listen,

Listen very closely.

Put your ears against the wall,

Use a stethoscope if you must.

Listen to the wooden heart,

Standing proud and tall.

A rough soul, rendered smooth,

Layers of paint, every hue.

Covering up dusty memories,

Of hearts lost, through years of cavities.

Like the old Wailing Wall,

You’re walking along a history hall.

Your secrets, one and all,

They’ve heard every gasp.

Your children’s moans,

And your lover’s groans.


Ivor Steven.

Special thanks to Poet Rummager, my friend Rose, being my the inspiration to write this poem, after a recent conversation we had, mentioning to me, that walls do talk !!

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

24 thoughts on “If Only Walls Could Talk”

  1. Ah – I was wondering what you meant with your comment this morning about national wall day. I loved this poem, because it’s so true. My mom died this past year, and my brother bought the house she lived in. I visited a short time ago, and I can certainly say that the walls talked; and they only had good things to say. Keep up the great writing.

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  2. You gave a soul to the walls ❤ What a heartfelt journey through time you are taking us on. I loved this poem, wholeheartedly. You've opened my eyes and offered them a brand new way to perceive. Yet I think I knew it all along, walls do tell stories, you just have to look close enough and listen to perceive their beautiful lyrical tongue.


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