Vanity


The era I live in? Shredded
Within tenebrous streets, unfulfilled dreams
Eyes tearful, for yesterday’s faults
You say … do not believe what they wantmemling vanity 1
Live the life you deserve, laugh
Do not weep for whatever hurts you
Only laugh for whatever fills you with joy.
The era that I lived? Dead
Bathed in blood
Like an undertaker who enjoys the Deaths
I remember you were saying … do not wonder of what happens to you
It is a fresh thinking in my mind
A moist image, like the bloodstained soilmemling vanity 2
Like life, my own life.
The era in which I will live? Does not exist
There is just death, hovering everywhere
A form of power of my thoughts
You tell me not to weep for all of these
I remember it like yesterday that you advised me
Yet there is a glimmer of hope for me to live!

Georgios Rachiotis

 
Original Version of the poem “Vanity”
written by Georgios Rachiotis
for a group of poems named “Still Life”

 

Ματαιοδοξία
Η εποχή που ζω; Κομματιασμένη
Μέσα σε δρόμους σκοτεινούς, ανεκπλήρωτα όνειρά
Μάτια δακρυσμένα για λάθη του χθες
Μου λες…μην πιστεύεις αυτά που θέλουν
Ζήσε τη ζωή που σου αξίζει, να γελάς
Μην κλαις για ό,τι σε πονάει
Μόνο γέλα για ό,τι σε γεμίζει με χαρά.Stradano,_vanità,_modestia_e_morte
Η εποχή που έζησα; Νεκρή
Μέσα στο αίμα λουσμένη
Σαν νεκροθάφτης που απολαμβάνει τους θανάτους
Θυμάμαι έλεγες…μην απορείς για ό,τι σου συμβαίνει
Είναι νωπή η σκέψη στο μυαλό μου
Μια εικόνα υγρή, σαν ματωμένο χώμα
Σαν τη ζωή, τη δικιά μου ζωή.
Η εποχή που θα ζήσω; Δεν υπάρχει
Υπάρχει μόνο θάνατος, παντού πλανιέται
Μια μορφή εξουσίας της σκέψης μου
Μην κλαις μου λες για όλα αυτά
Το θυμάμαι σαν χθες που με συμβούλευες
Ακόμα υπάρχει μια μικρή ελπίδα να ζήσω!

Γεώργιος Ραχιώτης
Ματαιοδοξία
Από την ποιητική συλλογή με τίτλο “Φύσις Νεκρή”

 

 

Georgios Rachiotis is a freelance writer for the past decade as well as a radio producer-presenter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the founder of Literatology and also the Chief Editor and MAnager of it. He likes music, poetry, literature, arts, mythology and all kinds of stories and tales as well as folklore. He also attends courses of History, Literature & Poetry in Universities all over the world.
Georgios Rachiotis is a freelance writer for the past decade as well as a radio producer-presenter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the founder of Literatology and also the Chief Editor and Manager of it. He likes music, poetry, literature, arts, mythology and all kinds of stories and tales as well as folklore. He also attends courses of History, Literature & Poetry in Universities all over the world.

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