Saturday, 5 January 2019

FOWC Challenge, today's word is WALL.

When I saw today's choice of word for the One Word Challenge my first thought was of the rather ridiculous Mr Donald Trump and his ludicrous scheme to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out of America. 

It put me in mind of the World War Two story of the prison of war escape known as "The Great Escape" where the captive soldiers dug three tunnels, Tom, Dick and Harry to escape under the wire fence.




I may be wrong but I rather imagine that should the wall be built that the Mexicans and whoever is helping to traffic them will have sufficient imagination to either tunnel under or climb over whatever barrier is erected rather like the people of East Berlin when the Berlin Wall was first erected.





My next thought was of The Great Wall of China, allegedly the only man made structure which can be seen from space.

 

Moving on and you may be following my train of thought, I came up with Pink Floyd and "Another brick in the wall," the lyrics of which are;

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                         We don't need no education
                         We don't need no thought control
                         No dark sarcasm in the classroom
                         Teachers leave them kids alone
                         Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone
                         All in all it's just another brick in the wall
                         All in all you're just another brick in the wall

Well I'm not at all sure we should be encouraging children to think 
they need no education!


As they used to say on the news, "and finally." The splendid song "So Strong" by Labi Siffre which I think qualifies to be included in this post even though it mentions wall in the plural.


The higher you build your barriers
The taller I become
The farther you take my rights away
The faster I will run
You can deny me
You can decide to turn your face away
No matter, cos there's....

Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

The more you refuse to hear my voice
The louder I will sing
You hide behind walls of Jericho
Your lies will come tumbling
Deny my place in time
You squander wealth that's mine
My light will shine so brightly
It will blind you
Cos there's......

Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

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