Archive for the ‘Perspective’ Category

As an artist,

I realize the impossibility of replicating perfection.

As a plebian,

I understand your frustration and choose to let your criticism slide.

Monika.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

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“The manda,

she’s got some spunk in her!”

(Fight and cry…)

The soldiers laughed

and went off to die.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Democracy, an illusion,

a dream rarely come true.

Can you really rely on others

to make the right decision for *you*?

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

“Vote for me!” and

“Investing in our children’s future!” the politician proclaims,

ardently.

Cliché!

An excuse, in actuality for perpetual current pain.

And tomorrow: “Suck it up! … I have a mandate. You ‘chose’ it. And, after all, it’s for the kids’ kids…”

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Democracy.

50.00000000000001% of people,

ardently,

decide to consign 49.99999999999999% of people to hell on earth.

… At best perverted purgatory.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Free speech on one side of the border means practically the opposite of the other.

Free? Yes, if it’s acceptable to the powers that be.

*Free?*

Not really.

They declare:

Choose which side you’re on.

Renounce as applicable,

past despicable.

I despair.

Indeed.

Society loves complicated simplification…

Reinventing the wheel,

toxic, caustic peel.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

That news that horrifies,

That history that terrifies,

The impact is all in the telling,

Details emphasized,

We all bias,

Our fears amplify.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

O, the depths of decadence we plumb,

living in this world.

Daily we acquiesce, succumb,

forgetting the power of words.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

I felt dizzy.

Discombobulated.

I said something, I know not what.

My interrogator slapped my face

and cursed harshly: “Wrong answer, Манда!”

“No, shit-head!” I screamed back,

“Wrong fucking question!”

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

“What is the truth

and what is the bullshit?”

I ask,

pained,

as I try to discern

the extremes,

the news,

you bring to me.

Somewhere in between,

where the circles of understanding meet,

there you will find life.

 

©ddr7hd