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Publication 1277 By George Trialonis on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 04:44   
Location: Greece   Registered: Friday, May 16, 2008  Posts: 27    Search for other posts by George Trialonis Search   Quote
Whether he was after a vision or set
on punishing the Persians, or simply
acted under pressure from within,
the Great Greek, name beginning with an ‘A’
     as in Bucephalus,
could not have known that those he had conquered
would conquer back and be
     ante portas to the West,
two thousand and three hundred years later.

Enter
   Afghans, Iraqi, Pakistani, Philippino and all!
Enter
   others from the Near, the Middle and the Far East
Enter
   the swarthy from the dark south, enter all:
   the hungry and the poor,
   the victims of politics and war!
Enter Islam,
   the poor cousin from the East!
If your loins survived the boat trip,
the knees of the West will shake and tremble.
     Is this a day rape or a nuptial night?

See what the West has become?
A harrowing harlot.
Ruins upon ruins your dreams:
The money lenders have conquered the temple
to establish their own napalm Christianity
marching East on ‘As’ as in Bombers.

Publication 1278 By Arcadian on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 19:51   
Location: Australia   Registered: Friday, July 30, 2004  Posts: 63    Search for other posts by Arcadian Search   Quote
the voice of the modern day 'laos' speaking ?

it is a very emotive poem George with a strong contrasting idea with ancient to the present.

I like the poem, however I do find it a too simplistic view of current realities.

Money lenders are not entirely at fault at the West's collapse -- what about the incompetent/current governments that hide and tell lies to their constituents that 'all is well' and the profligate spending ( and not saving, demanding a lifestyle that can not be afforded ? -- living beyond ones means ?

You can't spend what you have not earned unless you have the capacity to payback. Or the spending produces efficiencies and income down the track;common practical sense really.
We are in the end responsible of our own actions.

So in this light, the 'mega' conqueror and money lenders idea is not really a strong one for me

however it is an oreo poima

na isse kala

Nicos

Publication 1279 By George Trialonis on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:41   
Location: Greece   Registered: Friday, May 16, 2008  Posts: 27    Search for other posts by George Trialonis Search   Quote
Thank you for your encouraging words.
Yes, there are weaknesses which result from failure to clearly identify the "decadent" situation and attribute it to specific causes. I was having my country in mind, Greece, and your comments do summarize the economic situation in Greece. It is simplistic, but what matters to me is the emotion which is a force for change. Thank you for reading the poem. By the way, you seem to be ever present (omniscient) is this electronic sphere. Do you ever feel lonely?

Publication 1280 By Arcadian on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:43   
Location: Australia   Registered: Friday, July 30, 2004  Posts: 63    Search for other posts by Arcadian Search   Quote
Loneliness ? in this day and age ? It is not possible with so many things to do and
so many connections to make in this life.

You are a funny man George, omniscient? I think not, this attribute be best applied to "the Light of Lights": O Theos in our Christian Faith.

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