Peace to Twenty-First Century!
POETRY FORMAT, 28 Aug 2017
History does not learn anything,
How can this be?
We are born to suffer
Or all the same, to live?
Oh, what a sweet speech:
Democracy, freedom, peace.
But the shoulders are shaking with fear,
When the bombs are overhead.
So far, it’s still quite close
Bloody twentieth century,
Is it not more to blossom the garden?
Will be everything as before
In the eternal flow of rivers,
Will our hopes to come true,
Answer me, twenty-first century.
Politicians and businessmen,
Scientists and poets,
What, tell me the price
Should we pay for this?
Let’s drop our mistrust,
Let’s forget the past insults,
Let’s try to open really the door,
Not for the sake of appearance!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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