With apologies to Robert Zimmerman

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With apologies to Robert Zimmerman.





Why does the sun dry up so many scattered tears,

Slipping down the coarse cheek of a million hushed fears,


Where no one is scalded though the searing fog clears,

While prayers are mutely spoken even as the end nears.





We shatter and scrape on demented knees,

Blindly begging for mercy as it silently flees,


Searching listlessly for salvation drowned in the breeze,

That spits at the soft rose suffocated by a wheeze.





I know now what I need never have known,

Of hope that was trampled before it had flown,


Into a wasted sky filled with hate that could drown,

The giggling of the crowd and the crying of the clown.





A hope so fragile its wings were of brittle glass,

Ripping the veneer off the sewers of class,


Twisting the fabric of the weighed and costed mass,

Who numbly…

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  1. ευχαριστώ, my comradely sister! Please forgive my silence 🙏🏾 but I shall be in touch soon ✊🏾✌🏾️👍🏾. Lots of love and hugs and warmest wishes to you and the entire family!

  2. Παρακαλώ [You’re welcome], dearest comradely brother! I can understand and feel your silence more than you could ever know, because this is mine too. I am on the running all day long with doctors, exams, physicotherapy both of us, me and my husband, and lot of translation-editing work, thank God! I am wishing you wholeheartedly health, productivity, resilience with your personal struggle, mind and soul peace! My best regards.

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