Haiku Reflecting On The 26th Anniversary of The Fall of The Berlin Wall

November 9, 2015 at 8:02 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, News, Poetry) (, , , , , , , )

Haiku Reflecting On The 26th Anniversary of The Fall of The Berlin Wall

Wall came tumbling down
for 12 years the world had hope
then Twin Towers fell



  1. anaatcalin said,

    Thing is, there is still striking difference between east and West Berlin. I’m very serious when I say that the feeling when you cross the line where the wall used to be is like crossing from one world into another. Mentalities are different. heck, even fashion is different – I live very much close to the “border”. I have two possibilities to shop in my vecinity. One in the East and one in the West. The East sells the same communist style, while the Wast is pretty much Macy’s. It’s incredible, but it’s true.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      That’s interesting how an invisible wall still remains even a quarter of a century after the physical wall went down.

      It shows that ideas are able to become ingrained in concrete reality.

      And where different ideologies have clashed, different realities can still prevail.

      • anaatcalin said,

        Very true! And the scariest thing is that people want the old regime back, whether overtly or covertly. Give them a chance, and they’ll grab it.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        So if eastern German thinking hasn’t changed, that probably means Russian thinking hasn’t changed.

        Which probably explains a lot of what’s happening in the world.

      • anaatcalin said,

        You wouldn’t believe how German business committees prove Russian lovers in Berlin. I could rant on this for hours. If my son didn’t claim my arms now I’d write a whole essay 🙂

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I guess Germany isn’t the rosy picture that the North American media portrays.

        That’s shocking to know but it actually explains a lot.

        Since I spend great parts of my day in Sherlock Holmsian fashion analyzing the geopolitical state of the world.

      • anaatcalin said,

        Berlin is still very much communist socialist, whatever it is, but it s ugly

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, the system that is Communism, the system that was Naziism and the system that is militant Islam- they’re all very repulsive and ugly.

    • Nicholas C. Rossis said,

      One wonders how many generations it might take for that distinction to disappear.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Two very different “falls”.

  3. ֆɦɛʀʀɨɛ ɖɛ ʋǟʟɛʀɨǟ said,

    Two walls that fell …
    But not the Wall of China – that is a hell of a wall or walls … 😛

  4. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    Loved this!

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