THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 12 NUMBER 2

JUL 2010

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†††††††††† ††††††JOHN TZIKAS

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†††††††††††††††† a poem by JOHN TZIKAS

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††††††††††††††††††††† THERE COMES A TIME (CHANGE THE WORLD)

 

Iím not trying to change the world

I know the horrors of compromise

Iím not here to speak your mind

But there comes a time

The annihilator looks through the chain linked fence

Praising the bravery of the fallen side

 

Iím not trying to move your feet

Iím not saying you have no rhythm

I donít pretend to speak for everyone

But there comes a time

When you have to dance on potholes in the street

When you must move to someone elseís good vibes

 

Iím not trying to change the world

I know the horrors of   being compromised

Iím not here to cover your eyes

Because there comes a time

The annihilated look at the kingdom through the chain linked fence

With pity for the winning side

 

If it takes a lifetime to write a poem

And I write three a day

Then you havenít lived a poetsí life

And there comes a time

That mangled bodies of words make perfect sense

War is ugly, we write just because we can write

 

Iím not trying to change the world

I know about the horrors of no compromise

New generations donít build chain linked fences

There just comes a time

They make new annihilation theories

They change the world, by letting the past die

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JOHN TZIKAS

 

 

 

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VOLUME 12 ISSUE 2 JUL 2010

 

Copyright © 2010 John Tzikas.

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