by Katja Tasnim Perry
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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A wise woman
I know them well
I speak to those
Mother of earth
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Most of us only see the translucent facade of modern civilization, yet the ugliness of poverty, indebtedness, drug abuse, deviancy, molestation, broken families etc lies not too far below the surface.
The reality is that all actions have consequences, which we cannot be escaped from through our own efforts. In our endeavor for an ever higher and higher standard of living, we are destroying everything in life that is worth having: the human spirit, the family and morality. How long do we think this facade will remain?
Hands determinedly digging
through sand, rocks and shells
pounding, pumping and preparing
magnificent mounds of living structure.
Like castles of sand
on a burning beach,
our cities emerge
from lifeless barren soil.
A network of confusion
erupting into violence and hate.
Only the rich can have
the upper windows
that look out and on, away
from the mess their hands
The others, stifled
sitting in houses
Seizing, grasping any kind of joy
that comes their way,
even if their joy claims
that of others.
Stagnated youth, lying helpless at the end of a needle
Stolen innocence of childhood appeasing the lusts of men
Tyrannical credit cards
seizing wealth that does not exist,
pulling people into poverty
in the name of freedom.
Beware! the tide always comes
what we think is permanent, stable and prolonged
disappears in an instant.
Our castles of sand
that cost so much of life and beauty to build,
will one day,
all be washed away.
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|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|katjia, this is really good! very nice, katjia!
welcome to the den! you are among friends!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your new friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :D
p.s.: i know a LITTLE german; would love to learn more! (i had a neighbor back in ohio when i was growing up who was originally from germany, and she taught me how to say a few german phrases; and i sitll remember them to this day!)
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|"Facts" shows the reality throughout its lines entwined by the prophetic Voice of this Sublime Poet of wise Heart and learned Soul sent by Eternal Mother to announce the RETRIEVAL of Uglyness from this planet, if mankind join voices to say NO to InJUSTICE.
I Salute Your Sublimity, Poet Katja Tasnim Perry!
May Your days be long, and Your life a healthy productive One through a blissful living.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU