Recent Reviews for Alexander Shaumyan
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 6:42:32 PM|
I did not know you spoke Spanish, mi amigo...hicistes muy bien
Where Are We Really Headed? (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 6:40:44 PM
Great post Alexander...so nice to read you again. Unfortunately this world is kind of gone downhill fast but there will be a reason for its fall soon as it will still get worse and morals slip away like a long lost memory...where the miley cyrus's and justin biebers will go away for good.
Where Are We Really Headed? (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 9:38:21 AM
So good to see you posting and raising such arresting questions as we busily go about our lives in zombie routines wishing for something better like winning the lottery of our dreams.
Much to heed. is anyone reading?
No Military for Me (Poetry) - 5/28/2013 11:18:22 AM
So am I.
Mcfuck This World (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 8:21:06 AM
Ever the anarchist, you are right on cue again. It's interesting that this page has advertising for Apple! In spite of your entreaty, I do occasionally indulge in a couple of these companies, including the President of the United States. I guess that leaves you out on the left wing, doesn't it?
Mcfuck This World (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 2:25:46 PM
i love the lyrical lilt and romantic flow that oozes from each of your well-penned lines...they reflect what i can imagine too be a soft caring heart...leaving one with such warm fuzzy reflections...
could you make that a CHEESEBURGER please
Mcfuck This World (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 12:24:08 PM
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 1:38:10 PM
Just to explain a bit what the poem means. Being happy in the Western world is tied with the individualism, capitalism and material success. On the other hand, the more technology and the greater the GDP, the more alienation, worry, anxiety and mental illness. A "gringo" is a Mexican term for a foreigner, particularly an English speaking person from the US. In a sense, Jorge is free from all the madness of the Western world, obsessed with worldly success and acquisition of material goods. The last three lines sum it up:
Sí, era un feliz mexicano
Porque no tenía mucho,
Sino el espíritu lleno de amor.
Yes, he was a happy Mexican
Because he didn't have much,
Except for the spirit filled with love.
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 10:56:02 AM
My Spanish is a bit rusty… But then it never really was there to get rusty. I'm getting the idea that a bipolar Mexican does not have to worry about being institutionalized and can just enjoy the idea of being bipolar without much interference from well-meaning “sane" folks.
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 1:18:36 AM
...y 'lleno de amor' es suficiente
me encanta mucho
Happy Winter Solstice (Poetry) - 12/21/2012 4:15:43 PM
this is a very well worded write
The Dragon Rules the Year (Poetry) - 11/16/2012 8:58:13 AM
It's good to see you posting again. You've nailed the situation with this one. I especially like the idea of the frozen, glacial religious core that has to be thawed out before it can change. Perhaps global warming will do that…
We Hear the Time (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 9:09:40 PM
long time no see, seems to be the right "time"... this is a wonderful expression :) welcome back.
We Hear the Time (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 11:22:32 AM
You know me, Alex, I don't believe in prophecies (especially if they are biblical). But this poem has a nice ring to it and if the reader is so inclined, can believe that some divine time with its light has arrived. Just don't start a new religion.