The Last Love Song

POETRY FORMAT, 22 May 2017

Adolf P. Shvedchikov – TRANSCEND Media Service

Crawling along the bloody side of a road
Among rotting leaves
I cannot reach you
And sing my last love song.
I am dying, I cannot tell you
Goodbye and kiss you.
Oh, that cruel war,
How many people you’ve killed!
I don’t want, my beloved, to leave you alone,
I don’t want to see the widows again!
But what do tears of widows mean for monsters of war?
Don’t cry, my love, don’t grieve,
Your tears cannot return me from the dead.
Remember o­nly about my last ardent kiss!

Dr. Adolf P. Shvedchikov is a Russian scientist, poet and translator. He has published over 150 scientific papers and 16 books in poetry. His poems has been translated into many languages and has been published in Russia, USA, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, France, Greece, UK, Italy, Romania, Albania  and Australia. In 2013 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He may be contacted at


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