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A Kiss Worth 30 Silver Coins
by Georg E Mateos
Saturday, January 09, 2010
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Are we still dispensing those kisses? whatever happened to love thy neighbor? be kind to lesser creatures and help the fallen?
We are distancing ourselves more and more from the poor like they were lepers, from the sick like they were deadly contagious, as we are offering the other cheek for a 30 silver coins kiss from the ones rich with fool's gold!





Cracking ice, the world is going as cold
as the heart of many a unremorseful man
that walk the streets of those in need, like
a bad news knock on their doors by midnight.

Silence descend over crumbling tombstones
man-winter voice is a call from ominous owl,
telling the Reaper that it soon will be over
as hunger soon will be claiming another one.

Snow covered a row of trees like naked monks
their deformed shadows given by a sick light
which was trying to shroud with weak darkness
their sparkling disrobed shame wrapped in ice.

No beggars to confront the hard freezing winds,
a bag-lady that keep on moving, pushing her cart,
to get some warmth to old bones that can’t stop
because if they do, she will close her eyes and die.

Winter has come to the cement jungle, disoriented,
shell shocked, a ghost that will come and go, fast,
no bullet can reach him because he cheated dead
as he was cheated on his decorated return by his land.

Bridges weren’t build to cross over troubled waters,
but to give the homeless a sense of a roof, a house,
in the company of some stray creature on four legs
that never asked for anything but a little hug of love.

Two thousand years ago a kiss was paid with silver,
thirty coins that the Romans gave to the kissing man,
and we still doing it, believe me, and if you don’t…
give them a chance, open your eyes and look around.

Cracking ice, the world is going as cold
as the heart of many a unremorseful man,
for silver coins today, if you kiss a stone,
it will be the only one…that would cry.



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Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/1/2010
GEORG...YOUR PHRASES AND IMAGERY DELVED TO THE HEART OF THE WORLD'S TRAVESTIES, THE UNREMORSEFUL MAN, WITH THE VEROCITY OF A RAIDING ARMY AND YOUR FLAG...OF BETRAYAL, TRUTH AND LIGHT...WAVES BEAUTIFULLY. THIS IS A KEEPER. THANK YOU...FOR YOUR MOST ENJOYED AND APPRECIATED OFFERING OF POETIC ARTISTRY AT IT'S BEST.(I LOVE THE PICTURE). GOD BLESS AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 1/12/2010
Brilliant Georg, and so the world sells out....
Warm regards
Ch'erie
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/11/2010
Yes most of the world is cold now Georg but not all of it if we refuse to grow cold our selves. Thought provoking and well penned.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 1/10/2010
You can feel the sadness and coldness throughout this true and well-thought out poem. Very intense and very good.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/10/2010
A very powerful and sad lament, Georg...to bad it is so true.

Carole~
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/10/2010
The last stanza says it all my friend. Thanks for this heart-wrenching poem
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/10/2010
whatever happened to love thy neighbor? be kind to lesser creatures, and help the fallen?

Something I very sadly ask myself more and more, these days.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 1/10/2010
Sad, Georg...but so very true.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/9/2010
What have we learned in 2000 years???? You can get a Big Mac for 99 cents. Enjoy it and quit yer whining. I'm moving to Mars. Patrick
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/9/2010
Too true are your words and it tears me apart to think that one can turn their backs so easily. Thank you Georg, maybe others could learn to love their neighbors again from their heart.

Newfie Hugs from your friend, Rose
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/9/2010
Bridges weren’t build to cross over troubled waters,
but to give the homeless a sense of a roof, a house,

a whole homily could be spoken and preached on just these two lines, Georg. We betray our humanity the more we reveal our inhumanity. Achingly poignant message. xx
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/9/2010
The montage and duality of mankind and manunkind.
When the media starts headlining good-news then I'll really worry.
As its hyperbolises bad news.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/9/2010
Bridges weren’t build to cross over troubled waters,
but to give the homeless a sense of a roof, a house,
in the company of some stray creature on four legs
that never ask for nothing but a little hug of love.

I like very much the meaning and deep sentiments that you share via your verses here, Georg. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/9/2010
Sad but so true for the most part. Warm hug, J'nia
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/9/2010
The only one I truly feel sorry for, is the man, the man of love and
God, who gave his life to make a difference, nearly to a hundred percent of us, never deserved him, and as in your most true courages write, most of us never will, though some at their very end think, of whispering, forgive lord for I have sinned, will all get them to sit beside him. I am afraid those thirty shekels won't work up there where He is now, no need stuff them in our coffins, or our wills, but better maybe in the back pocket of that homeless being, dogie, or the least among us. An inspiring powerful write Georg, it packs a real punch, with silver edged letters!!!!! Hugs! Jasmin Horst










Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/9/2010
...chills ones bone and heart to read this reality of a world in shape of too much hardship and sadness
Christine
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/9/2010
Apathy, Georg, one for one and none for none. Love thy neighbor? Those days gone with the dinosaurs ... sad. Heartbreaking truths in these lines, very well penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

What they forget: it could happen to them, and then what? Who is going to be there for them?
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/9/2010
Superb heart touching words that make me cry for the days when neighbors were neighbors and not strangers living side by side. These words can relate to the present state of the decay of our wonderful country and the distrust between beat down humanity. Excellent writing, Georg, excellent.
Your friend, Mark
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/9/2010
this write Georg comes hOme to me
in a way I see even clearer why I prefer
the calm quietude of mother nature
the rat race is where I don't fit in at all
But surely to give a physical kiss on the physical
face cheek (not the rear one persay)
would be so much more rewarding to have the coins (& the touch of kiss)
than the way we do now through our hard earned dollar...
You are so deep always...a Master
Love & Offerings to You
Vickie
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 1/9/2010
How very sad, but true. You expressed my sorrows beautifully. Rebecca
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/9/2010
We've seemed to have forgotten the Golden Rule, as commanded in the Holy Bible: "Love thy neighbor". Sad! Then people wonder what's wrong with the world. Shame!! Powerfully penned sadness in this, Georg; well done! Love the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas :(
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/9/2010
Yes Georg, We do have to open our eyes and see what we are seeing! It is a damn shame that humankind has evolved to this type of society. Proud? Not at all.
Be it that the weak shall roam the Earth, Be it that the rich shall pay in the end!

Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/9/2010
Truer words never spoken
will eyes now be opened?
The blind will stay as
those that hunger,
will still search the trash cans for morsels unspoiled
depending still on the mercy of others
The homeless cold, rather die in the elements
than be robbed or murdered in what society calls shelters
controlled my terrorizing gangs
of also homeless heartless souls
Peace be with you Brother Georg

William
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/9/2010
MOST TALENTED!!!!!!!!! GOLDEN SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE OF YOUR BEST POEMS, DEAR GEORG MATEOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/9/2010
Captivating write my friend that says sooo much about today's world and so called society. Men and women struggling just to put food on a table while billions spent just in advertising for a war that nobody really wants. Sad but true write and you do it perfectly.
fee
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 1/9/2010
Hey Georg,happy b lated new year.An excellent poem.take care



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