I watched them tear down the Wall in Berlin.
I smiled as I watched them celebrate.
The potential for world peace did begin.
Western freedom they sought to emulate.
The wrecking ball echoed across the world.
Communism had fell out of favor.
The flag of freedom righteously unfurled.
Democracy's taste they learned to savor.
Euphoria washed over me in waves.
On the virtues of peace I did expound.
No longer would they be terrified slaves.
The valium's effect was indeed profound.
Surgery would soon paralyze my leg.
Chronic back pain would then of course ensue.
I felt like Humpty-Dumpty, that poor egg.
More pain came to me than I ever knew.
Soon after, a piece of that wall I owned.
With morphine cocktails did I celebrate.
Memory is clear though my mind was stoned.
The wall's fall my pain does commemorate.
Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.