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Poetry by Liana Margiva

For whom the bell tolls late on Summer night
When all that has the soul are fast asleep?
Perhaps, it tolls for city’s peaceful sleep
About to be broken by gunfire.

The stars, where have they gone?
Who’s life they want to save?
Perhaps, those Ossetians about to be slaughtered?
For whom the bell tolls at this early hour
When Dawn has not yet broken?

It  must be tolling for an old woman and her grandsons
Mixed with the earth by cold steel of machines
By soulless creatures driven.
And for the father gone insane from grief
At site of his beheaded daughters.

Or for the church burnt down with all souls
Who fled to safety of House of God that morning?
Where all the birds have gone?
They lost their voice in mourning.

The rain has failed to wash out all the blood
And gave up in despair.
And leaves failed to leave the trees that fall
‘Cause dead Ossetians took their space on earth.

Whilst vile chameleon was basking in the sun
Counting the dead, it murmured in content:
Love you denied me, called me evil creature
‘Cause you detested constant change of colors.

Alas, the people’s kind surpass I failed:
Like me they change their colors, but their skill
To hide the colors true is better far than mine!
One day they lick your feet, but once the back is turned,
A dagger leaves the sheath and stabs your trusting heart!

The mighty wind has quieted in terror,
But conquered he is not and not corrupted,
He won’t distort the truth to please the masters!
He’ll gather strength and tell the whole World
Of this horrendous massacre.

The Ocean wild will stir and raise huge waves
That’ll drown fraud by people perpetrated.
The great blue sky will summon mighty storms
That’ll throw bolts of lightning and the thunder
Will echo: yet again the fraud has triumphed!

So, for whom the bell tolls on this clear Summer day
When meadows are awash with flowers’ bloom?
It tolls for you who brought this  misery,
It tolls for me as well, the one who’s destined to remember it.

Liana Margiva

Translated from Russian by Anatol  Kardiukov

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Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Barbara Henry
Profound and deeply moving! This one left me thinking about it long after the reading ended.
Much success
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Excellent heartfelt write Liana, and yes Liana it made me cry too.
Thank you Liana for sharing "For Whom The Bell Tolls" profound and
true, this poem will be around for generations!

Much Love
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
The toll of all the people of Eastern Europe is one of dark ages of misery going back to Genghis Khan. Countless poems and tales of slaughter will not end the killing, only a people determined to rise above their imperfections.

Reviewed by A PAX
You write so well, so visual, and so wise, This is a painful read, but I know as the author it is straight from your soul....prayers for have a brave heart,,,,,pax A
Reviewed by Michael Jones
Liana you couldn't imagine that truth and I cry and shudder at your revealing it! And when sometimes this horror visit your sleep may God give you comfort and peace. Thanks for sharing this tragedy with AuthorsDen and the world and lastly me.
Reviewed by alan joudeh (Reader)
this poem is very well written as it put shivers down my spine and should do the same to anyone in my opinion. makes me all the more proud to have an aunt like Liana. gl with everything my dear aunt. much love. alan :)
Reviewed by john salmon
very intense indeed, well written.
Reviewed by Jon Willey
in the history of man, a repeating saga -- only the time, place and victims change -- for the oppressors are always the same -- disciples of Satan -- this is a gripping story Liana -- why can we, mankind, not play a story with a perpetually happy ending? -- much peace and love to you my friend -- JMW
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
Intense in imagery. Well done! Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Jason Goudie
Truely poetry! excellent write!
Reviewed by John Domino
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A very meaningful and moving write, Liana. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
You paint a vivid array of the pain of bitter suffering. I pray for God's peace to overflow your country.
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Profound and powerful account of the atrocities of
mankind. Great work.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Once again your poem protays the harsh realites and human suffering caused by war. I can feel and see the destruction and anguish! A great poem Liana!!!!!!!!M
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Your Words of Wisdom are Poetic Beauty
inscribing the truths of deception, and the betrayals sword
this is a very wonderfully penned story poem
within I am Honored to Read You!
Much Love To You Den Sister
Reviewed by William Bonilla

This is an outstanding powerful write
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Carole Mathys
A powerful heart-wrenching write, Liana!!

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
Awesome, masterful writing. I love reading from you
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain


LOve and Hugs,

Reviewed by D Johnson
This is such a powerful write and a reminder about the loss of love, home, family, faith...

Cheers and peace,
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Humanity many wounds, Ossetians plight is drowned among the screams of Mammon who wails for more gold, for more oil, for more riches.
Poor people don't deserve a hand when they can't offer more power to those that have hoarded all of it.


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Lianna, you write with such power and beauty.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Powerful and heartbreaking. Excellent write. Liz
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
So real, so sad, so powerful. And it appears that all we
can do is hope that one day the bell will be silenced. -gene.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
Very powerful poetry friend~Excellent
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
powerful words-well done!
Reviewed by Bonnie May
Beauifully done...This is a heartbreaking read and write...The bell toll for all you have seen misery and lived through it or died from it...God bless you Liana for giving us this write. Love and hugs, Bonnie
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