Ship of Fools

Aleh Barysau By Aleh Barysau, 3rd Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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"It’s clear – sunny deadly town, its square with old young bones is lined. Cold furtive faces wave the flag and soldiers guard them and the time..."

Ship of Fools


Inauguration Day


It’s clear – sunny deadly town,
its square with old young bones is lined.
Cold furtive faces wave the flag
and soldiers guard them and the time.

On concrete a brass band struck up,
a man stepped on a carpet red.
His hand he’s keeping on his chest,
into a pantheon heavy steps.

Its fatty body’s clapping out,
a daughter of Jezebel on stage,
one right-believer, three lean men,
a speech, a pause, a burst of cheers.


Vile

Praised always villainous by them,
shines in the sun the gold of rein,
the essence of the filthy man
a blank stare gives at them again.

Keep silent they, his words obey,
one can’t get in another soul,
their bodies he can take away
and they are taxed on his teardrop.

Dark and Light play hide-and-seek,
rays seek where shades can hide,
serves them he with carrot-stick,
laws - crime, he cheats - they lie.

Hey, in the Milky Way there is a lie,
from age to age, from birth to death,
since a man has nestled vile
in the vale of misery to wrest.

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