Archive for the ‘Мысли на ночь’ Category

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Pressure comes in myriad forms.

You don’t truly realize mine,

I don’t yours.

Regardless, in its grip we suffer:

Battered, bruised, traumatized.

Pressurized!

Something’s got to give.

Under pressure, I resign,

scatter the pieces off the board!

Enough of half-truths, banalities and exploitation!

*Id* wants to go home.

(I herewith refuse to answer my phone.)

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Chile Protests

Politicians and media impressed,

it was a peaceful protest:

Marchers clanging pots and pans,

banging drums,

waving banners and flags.

Message stated,

message heard.

Peaceful protest.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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R Pipes 2

Well, let’s do our best tomorrow.

Like, c’est la vie, we can’t change history.

But, alas, the historian can.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Bleeding Heart, Arrow

Making the world a better place,

as you feel compelled, today.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul, as they say.

But who decides which is which, the worthiest?

Alas, tomorrow’s perspective will be different.

Perhaps, at best,

we can complicate each other out of existence.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Wm in Ruins, Berlin, 1945_ Yevgeny Khaldei

I watch the downfall, and I cry …

Strange,

when surely I should rejoice

at the demise

of the one who made themselves my mortal enemy,

but in their hollow eyes, I see myself.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Man Laughs

It’s not funny, yet the idiot laughs;

he knows it’s expected, he complies with a reflex.

From a distance, added context,

his laugh is all the more ridiculous,

jarring hollow in my ears,

hideous.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Aurora

Tonight, I can hope.

Forestall tomorrow’s knowing,

sad reality.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Night Sky, Stars

As I look at the sky, and breathe, I realize

tomorrow’s tiredness is worth tonight’s peace.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Greed, money, power,

Trumps morality, descent,

lies and betrayal.

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(To be continued…)

 

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Earthshine 2

Does it matter if no one is listening? … No!

The most important conversations you will ever have are with yourself.

(Does the far side of the Moon care that you can’t see it?)

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat