Archive for the ‘Увы!’ Category

Лидия Вележева, kino

We’re all idiots,

it’s a defining feature of humanity.

We’re all idiots,

more some days than others;

collectively and individually,

some are more consistently

supreme in idiocy.

Alas …

In summary:

to a greater or lesser extent,

we’re all idiots!

 

(To be continued…)

               

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Drain 2

I don’t make plans any more,

my life and time is overwhelmed,

waiting for the next problem to manifest.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Vremya

Wonderful, beautiful ideas,

I am driven to think, explore.

Strands enticing in myriad directions,

intriguing …

But life and time intrude,

like a neighbor’s chainsaw,

“reality”, hah,

the night is bleeding away.

Ultimate frustration, desperation,

despair,

I’m all too aware …

Tomorrow’s clock is ticking.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonder Wm chloroformed & kidnapped

“Living the Dream”?

Where I thought I wanted to be,

but it’s not what it should have been.

It’s been bruised and spattered,

descrated and shattered.

People and situations, systems and forces

have intervened.

And it’s gone,

like a hazy morning dream

gets forgotten on waking.

Living the dream?

It’s a real nightmare!

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2

My neighbor’s a self-centered asshole

(he’s not the only one).

Of course, there’s a story there,

a reason for the meanness,

but I don’t want to know it.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

 

v2

So many thoughts,

so many ideas,

insights, realizations,

paths to

enlightenment.

So many voices outside

and in,

clamoring,

trying,

vying,

to make me blind.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Gruss aus Hameln (2)

I’m confused. Obviously, I watch too much TV news.

Last week, I said: “He’s not the devil.”

Pied Piper, spoken song.

Now, I know I was wrong.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Usury (Albrecht Dürer, 1494)

From birth, they bombard us with images and ideas:

This is what you want! This is what you desire!

They pretend that you should aspire:

There are ways and means of buying things, like happiness!

This is what makes life worth living.

Are you willing to be a member of society?

Good! Welcome, Consumer…

Unspoken rules, prices to pay

loans, usury,

slavery.

Sign your name in blood,

pledge your allegiance now,

Enjoy. Drink a Coke or five.

And please remember:

keep you hands and feet within the vehicle at all times,

and that

your insurance policy does not cover suicide.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Your Teen A Big New Car

The children are so ardent, at the protest,

pure seeming and caring:

protect the environment,

save the climate,

believe in the future!

It’s beautiful.

But, give them time, the kids,

they’ll soon as hypocritical,

consumerist and destructive

as their parents’ generation.

Alas, perhaps they already are.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat