The place where I used to live
confused me
as I stepped out into the cold air
of indifference
that slammed the door of comms.’
into my face
shut out the uncanny collector
of words
or so she said repeatedly
in a continual round dance.
The lack of basic senses
confuses the strongest human
with mysterious misconstruing
that happened when building
the Tower of Babylon
in human relations.
It fell like a house of cards
through man’s arrogance
challenging the gods.
And nobody gave me his hand
to pick me up from the kerb
of cast-out social failures
save for one man.
Although I still could contribute
been enriched through 75 years
of life experience – you know?
Where the boil of dog days
left many wanderers stranded
on endless highways
to seek a better life ahead and
many will make it far better,
than the people of Jewish faith
who froze to death or were killed
during the Death March in 1945
in the Polish Woods
eliminated as witnesses to the
pogrom at Auschwitz-Birkenau
don’t you know?
At least education should have
done its duties long time ago.
However now the people line up
patiently along main roads
as Greeks Macedonians Hungarians
and Austrians help the vast stream
of mainly Syrian refugees along.
Has the European community
not yet woken up to a human
time bomb
or has bureaucracy again
shown its indifferent face?
The place I used to live
confuses me
although some apparently
poor folk
took all our possessions
earned all during our lives
be it in Africa
or be it in Greece
referred to as Greek tragedy.
A great social consciousness
exists in Austria Germany
Denmark Norway and Iceland.
Perhaps more countries will
and soon the European dream
to unite in spirit and deed
will come to be true and
not remain as an ideal thought
printed upon durable paper.

ZJG-Poetry’15.Bodies & Faces 13 Scan (3)

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