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  The Poet of Sad Words
by Liana Margiva
Saturday, September 10, 2011
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Poetry by Liana Margiva


 

I know, there’s no death. The soul that dwells above

Sits by God’s side and is enshrined by love

The likes of which, in its terrestrial mold,

It never knew or fancied to behold.

 

The body festers under weight of dirt,

From dust to dust transitioning is short.

How can we ever our hearts command

To stop the weeping when we mourn the One?

 

A piece of flesh was ripped from heart in vain

To make it suffer even greater pain.

You, you alone could cure bleeding sore,

Alas, you’re gone, departed, you’re no more.

 

But wait, there’s no death, my poet, you will live,

Your soul is fee from agony and grief,

But still I weep for him who fled from pain,

It’ll be awhile before we meet again.

 

Tomorrow has arrived, it’s here to stay

The one you wrote your verse for yesterday.

Oh, poet, did you know that “tomorrow” will

Last for eternity and cause more tears to spill?

 

You used to bitterly your solitude deplore

Regretting no one to knock at your front door.

Yet, in my dreams, I worked my knuckles sore

When desperately knocking at that door.

 

Behind that door, in broken mirror’s shards

Your heart was screaming, being torn apart.

I heard your footsteps slowly approach,

And poet’s hand the copper knob would touch.

 

I stared intensely at the polished wood…

The door was opened and there the poet stood:

His hair touched by gray of years before

His posture burdened by the weight of lore.

 

My dear Poet, please wipe away the tears,

Of one who came to know hate in early years.

My love for you I’m coming to declare

That’s born of poet’s words filled with despair.

 

The words my heart can fully understand

As if I wrote them by own hand.

I later learned that poet’s own torment

Gave birth to words that I have come to covet.

 

The heart that learns of hate in early years

Can’t help but ache and shed unending tears.

My heart, held captive by your words for evermore,

Weeps over them, its own pain galore.

 

From distant lands, from valleys of the East

I sent my love to you through ocean’s mist.

But walls of home where solitude once reigned

Stood firm and wouldn’t let it penetrate.

 

My Poet, once you said you never felt

God’s hand in chapel on your shoulder laid.

Instead, Lord laid a stone on your poor heart

To make sure it’ll be hard with words to part.

 

So those words that burdened heart escaped

Broke other hearts and peoples’ feelings shape.

The only price for man’s eternal life

Is bitter pain and never-ending strife.

 

The kind of pain that burns like fire inside

And burns one up with nothing left behind.           

That’s why you hurt as if the Earth’s distress

In its entirety on poet’s shoulders rests.

 

The poet of sad words, you gave your hand,

And on my knees you let me humbly stand.

The very hand that wrote undying verses

That broke my heart in tiny bleeding pieces.

 

And then my lips touched poet’s hand

Like icon in a church…

Georg  Mateos, now that you soar with angels up above,

You know that for you He saved His greatest love!

 

You’ve earned your greatness, now know the truth:

You are immortal in Heaven and on Earth.

 

 

 

 

By Liana Margiva

 Translated from Russian by Anatol Kardiukov




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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 10/18/2012
A very touching heart felt tribute to George. Your words inspire and pay homage to some one whose poems touched so many. He lives on in many ways....M
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/7/2012
Much gratitude to You, milady Poet Liana Margiva, for sharing this golden Scroll in tribute to Poet Georg Edvard Mateos.

This is a poetic jewel that enriches the treasure of Poetry... "The Poet of Sad Words" honors the tributee sublimely, and shows the world how the Quill of a true Poet flies in memory of One that never failed to embrace the eaglets of Mother Eagle.

In reverent gratitude and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/9/2011
I loved him for his sad words because they were from his life and not from his condition. Powerful, powerful tribute. I think you may have made him blush. Patrick
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/11/2011
I DIDN'T SEE THIS ONE, LIANA...I DON'T KNOW HOW. BUT YOU HAVE DESCRIBED THE SORROW, STRENGHT AND SOMETIMES SMILES OF THIS, SO DEARLY MISSED, POET. YES, HE WAS 'CHISLED' BY LIFE TO BE THE UNIQUE, OUTSTANDING MAN...POET THAT HE WAS, AND STILL IS. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THIS SO WORTHY TRIBUTE. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Morning Star 9/28/2011

A heartfelt tribute to a man and brilliant and unique poet
And friend who touch the hearts of many here and with his poetry
But a sad man no more for he is now in paradise
In the company of Jesus and angels through his kindness and poetry he
Will live forever in the hearts of many
For he is not death

To my friend George

Great Spirit Prayer

Great Spirit, Great Spirit, My Grandfather,
All over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. . .
Look upon these faces of children without number
And with children in their arms,
That they may face the winds and
Walk the good road to the day of quiet. . .

There is no death. . .
Only a change of worlds. . .
Only a change of worlds



Liana this is the most beautiful tribut i have ever read
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/25/2011
H e a r t r e n d i n g. :_

Also one of the best tributes I have ever had the privilege to read.
Sad as I am, I cannot but take great joy in your talent and artistry.

T h a n k . y o u, L i a n a,

<3 Phyllis <3
Reviewed by Paul Judges 9/22/2011
A wonderful poem and tribute.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/18/2011
Liana, with the intensity of a Gregorian chant your epitaph is an endearing, formal poetic rite of passage for our departed AD friend, Georg Mateos -- he gave us his very best efforts at emotional, passionate expressions -- and you, have honored him with the same -- your words beautifully express the emotionnal pain many of us are unable to comforatbly relate -- I bid you love, peace and joy my dear friend --Jon Michael
Reviewed by pat medlin 9/16/2011
beautiful, liana...thank you for these lovely words of georg
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/13/2011
Liana, What a beautiful tribute to Georg!

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/12/2011
He was one of a kind and one that was kind..beautiful tribute~
Reviewed by Andy Turner 9/12/2011
Oh my. I didn't know he'd passed away.
He was such a kind man, often times offering to pay my subs. And when battling in court over my son, he got AD members to write to the judge.

Great tribute for a lovely gentle man.

Farewell Georg! Maybe you'll bump in to my dad who died a few weeks back.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 9/12/2011
A beautiful written tribute to Georg.
GOD BLESS YOU
Tony
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/12/2011
This is such a fine and most well-written tribute, Liana. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 9/12/2011
dear lady, one of the most inspiring tributes i have ever read. your poetic gift is amazing like the man you write about.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/12/2011
Pure poetic beauty, dear Liana. Yours is a marvelous gift that always radiates light and heart. Georg did often say that there was much sadness in him, but thank God he was able to express so much of that through his writing. Blessings of love and peace to you ... excellent work ... richard
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/11/2011
Liana you brought me to tears. Georg was a great man, and always will be a part of those of us who love him. An amazing tribute, you have captured his essence with your words.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 9/11/2011
"Thatís why you hurt as if the Earthís distress
In its entirety on poetís shoulders rests"
I love these verses, Liana. One can feel the burden, the responsibility of the poet. A passionate tribute.

Axilea
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 9/10/2011
Sad words indeed....in dedication to a poet who knew and wrote sad words very well.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Janna Hill 9/10/2011
Moving and beautiful Liana.
Janna
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 9/10/2011
~Dearest Liana~
Through your eyes and honored spoken words,
I am saddened that I did not know
Georg "The Poet", but I Feel the Love!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/10/2011
Your poem is beautiful, Liana, and filled with so many eternal aspects which he has left behind through his poetry ~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Z McClure 9/10/2011
A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE,LIANA!
~Z.B.McClure
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/10/2011
A heartfelt tribute to a man who will be talked about and remembered here in the den for a long time to come. I consider myself fortunate to have know him and to have heard him call me friend.
Fee
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 9/10/2011
Such an emotive, devoted and loving tribute, Liana. Beautiful and heartfelt! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Richard King 9/10/2011
Liana, this is a really nice tribute to a magical giant of poetry for so long here on the Den.

He touched so many of us. Thanks Dick
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