The poet has returning thoughts

When TV beams out WWII

Especially Stalin

The infamous dictator with

His waves of utmost terror.


Immediately I have to think of Dad

And the dreadful reality of the

Gulag’s forced labour camp.


Pawlenski’s protest-art against

An unjust regime

Nailed himself to the Red Square


73 years after WWII

As more and more light is focused

On terror and the human being.







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