(A Conversation) Across The Wall

This unplanned collaboration with Esther came about when I left a comment on the image above posted here. The thread below is on the page as well. She blogsย here.


Please slow down

I see where you’re coming from

I fear that I am but an unwilling model captured in the canvas

I just wanted the moment too

Better days? Maybe, maybe not.


locked down

emptiness floods the gate of my heart as I wallow in the decoy of a broken heart

“I fall for the unwilling soul” I whisper

Perhaps out of the abundance of the heart, the feet pursues..



Within lies another one of those maidens

One of the fairest in the land

Meant to be free, yet the very thing she seeks to avoid

She has become entrapped by

Shall I attempt to tear down these walls

Not because I seek to be her knight

But that I may be a Good Samaritan

Showing her the more excellent way of love

Or shall I leave her be

Herein lies my dilemma


deep calls out the deep

my shallowness runs deep

my ability to effectively silence this voice of freedom my heart cries out has made me weak

I am divergent

I choose to go

I choose to stay

I choose to stay because you, like the good Samaritan before you will steall my heart and disappear with it stocked in a paper bag


I doff my hat to you

Thou beautiful and wonderfully made being

I hope your season of wallowing lasts not one minute longer than necessary

Whether the walls be torn down from the outside or inside


I came and saw the battalions stand in front of my big black wall

I peeped through the nearly invisible hole from the other side and I beheld

I beheld your face like a thousand stars in a hot sunny day

you had a smile brighter than the sun

and a glow I am yet to understand

you and the battalions awaiting the collapse of my big black wall

please slow down

give me time

first My eyes then my lips then my feet then my heart

for if I step out in broad day light

revealing every daunted flaw this wall has held, you will walk away

you with the battalions behind you.



I have slowed down

Within your words lies the proof

Give you time?

While I stand here, you have all the time

I must admit, I wonder

When these walls finally come down

Will you walk or run into my waiting arms

Or will I get a pat on the back for inspiring and helping you heal

Selflessness wins this time

Ah, flaws?

We are all flawed

(Un)saved, we strive

Shall I point you to the only perfect one

The One in whom no blemish exists

He came, died and rose again

I pray thee; fix your eyes on Him.



  1. Omotola · April 10, 2016

    All shades of lovely!
    Nicely written.

  2. Tamie · April 10, 2016

    I like this.

  3. Tony Michele · April 10, 2016


  4. Tony Michele · April 10, 2016

    Glad you do!

    Thank you for reading and commenting ๐Ÿ™‚!

  5. Tobiloba · April 10, 2016

    I really like this! Estherโ€™s word flow is spot on and the end, my best part. *The One in whom no blemishes exist…fix your eyes on Him* ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. peequepoetry1 · April 11, 2016

    Little pieces of darkness; we, me
    I- for all the obvious overwhelming reasons-
    Stained from the first brushstroke,
    Cracked when I sounded out of tune; shard
    Atop the canvas sky, speck for all the (un)known vastness-
    I was a world to me, little piece of darkness,
    Little peace I bought while time tucked me in,
    Grain for grain, petal for petal;
    And I did not know my name, save what I called me; world to me, I did not know my name-
    But someone else did.

  7. Me · April 11, 2016


    See who finally did a collaboration. A brilliant one too. Edakun, e gba Atewo ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ (here’s me hoping you’re Yoruba!) lol.

    Nice one Timi. โค

  8. d_darkhorse · April 11, 2016

    Can I say I like๐Ÿ™ˆ?

  9. Tony Michele · April 11, 2016

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Of course, of course.

  10. Tony Michele · April 11, 2016

    ๐Ÿ˜„. You’ve been waiting on one ๐Ÿ‘€.

    Your recently unearthed collab partly inspired me to post it ๐Ÿ™๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿพ.

    Haha. I am. Oshe eyin fans mi ๐Ÿ˜†โœŒ๐Ÿพ๏ธ.

    Thank you.

  11. Tony Michele · April 11, 2016

    I’m glad you do. Thank you for reading :d

  12. D'Dream · June 20, 2016

    Wow!! I’m still simply speechless. This is awesome *standing ovation*

  13. Tony Michele · June 20, 2016


    Thank you โœŠ๐Ÿพ, thank you โœŠ๐Ÿพ, thank you โœŠ๐Ÿพ!

    *takes a bow*

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