Archive for the ‘Fallen Humanity’ Category

O du armer Judas, was hast du getan_

Love and good intentions,

misunderstood, rejected,

becomes bitterness and strife.

… Perpetual misery,

what chance, withered fig tree?

 

(To be continued…)

               

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Hoefletelegram

Preacher’s preaching a message the people like, it suits the mood of the times, indeed, everybody wants to move beyond condemnation and guilt.

I feel it. I get it. I understand it. Grace and forgiveness, the Love of God manifest, a new Covenant. Yes!

And yet, strongly within, experience and wisdom are speaking to me, over-riding the emotion.

Then, Preacher cites the example of no speed limit on German Autobahns. And it’s over for me.

(Americans and their obsession with liberty!)

I shout at the TV: “And they used to have free-season on Jews too! But that doesn’t make it right!”

Wisdom speaks to me, it’s innate and overwhelming, the world would be a better place if actually more people were aware of and compelled by feelings of condemnation and guilt. They might actually stop being so self-centered and act in the common good, considering others, abiding by the “Golden Rule”.

This is my angst-ridden seasonal and timeless message.

Take it as you will.

 

(To be continued…)

               

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Ilya Repin_ Nichilista, 1883

They questioned my loyalty,

but I did not swear fealty,

to them or their system,

I made no oath,

not even to myself.

 

(To be continued…)

               

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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

 

 

 

 

 

A Roman Slave Market 1

He knocked on the door, and I decided to buy what he was selling:

Life Insurance.

Sure, why not?!

I’ve lost plenty of life in the past, missed opportunities and such,

pain and drain,

no doubt I’ll miss out on more in future too.

So, if they can insure me against these loses,

reiumburse me somehow,

restore my life and living,

yes,

I’ll pay the small monthly premium.

(He said I maybe didn’t understand the “business model” completely, but if I’d be so good as to sign on the dotted line, he’d expedite my policy…)

 

(To be continued…)

 

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Yozef Mengele (Ru)

Mengele’s farm machinery,

outside decaying building,

I remember it sitting idle,

rusting into oblivion.

Like his shit-eating grin.

 

(To be continued…)

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Pied Piper

When the idiots tire of hearing their own voices,

clanging, hollow noises,

peace and wisdom will reign.

… Little chance, alas.

Sadly the idiots are the most confident people

and they have risen to the highest positions in our world.

They are our leaders and teachers, our movers and shakers,

our celebrities, our “everything”,

fools and tools, we call them “stars”

and they guide us

further into the abyss.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coal Mine, Abandoned & Rotten (2)

They devote massive effort and ingenuity,

many sacrifice their lives.

They construct the mine,

break their backs and souls,

to pull out precious earth resources,

perpetuating an economy,

someone’s temporary wealth,

someone’s fantasy,

tomorrow’s sinkhole and pollution.

Such “progress” is futile.

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Horror Movie

I checked into the hotel on Halloween, but really it could have been any night. A guy had already invited me to watch a movie, share the fright.

“Nein, danke. Ich verzichte!”

I made sure to lock the door.

What is it with Americans, Brits, Anglo-Saxons, Celts …

and their addiction to horror?

Don’t they get enough in their everyday lives?

Or is it a perverted fantasy, craving the satisfaction of seeing someone suffering misery, worse than their own?

 

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat