Archive for May, 2017

Casanova and Byron,

bastards both, apparently.

Literally and figuratively.

A TV documentary informed.

*Bastard*?

A repulsive word,

somehow back in fashion,

inappropriately,

nastily

applied,

like cunt,

and a virgin

touched

for the fifteenth time.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

People,

the ultimate pawns.

Atomized

or collectivized,

deluded, denuded,

used,

despoiled, destroyed.

Pawns.

People:

expendable,

broken toys.

 

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Do not underestimate the power of revulsion,

Dear advertisers.

I am a better person, immediately, for seeing your shit,

I get up, turn the television off and walk away.

 

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The politician decided to tell the truth,

once more,

living dangerously.

Indeed:

Life and death insurance,

funeral plans, slavery…

The commodification of everything,

suits the government, totally.

Tax payable and jobs created,

we thrive on your misery!

 

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The politician decided to be honest,

to open herself up.

Of course, democracy will punish her…

Public opinion. Popularity contest.

Tabloid reporting. High-brow sneering.

Kompromat? … Yes, please!

“Entertainment”, baloney, titillating feel,

people don’t want “real”.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

I’m not looking for hollow adulations,

but tacit acknowledgement and appreciation,

that I am doing what I can

in this (shit storm) situation.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Bold move,

he decided to tell the truth.

Alas,

history prefers

beautiful lies.

 

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….

 

“The manda,

she’s got some spunk in her!”

(Fight and cry…)

The soldiers laughed

and went off to die.

 

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Public privations…

humiliate,

frustrate,

desecrate

(the soul,

and everything that could be beautiful).

I close my eyes and try to think of something else as I crouch over the bucket. But the guards’ jeering laughter is hard to ignore.

 

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“Kindness is free. Compassion costs nothing.”

“Give and receive…”

Indeed,

that’s the way it should be,

but, sadly,

reality bites and I disagree.

… Whilst I understand the sentiment

and I’d like to believe

(the world a better place),

experience, oh so bitter,

tells me otherwise.

People, give them an inch,

will suck you dry.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat