If You Could Only See


Outside the rain
And me, me in a silent room
Gazing the infinite
What an unwelcoming era, I think
People passing by, with pale faces

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Across the street and they get lost
No one knows where they are going or why
People near you are lost
And you just turn your eyes far away
You stare, but do not see
Because if you could only see, it would not have continued to be lost
From up above the 20 floors
It becomes ​​shivers
Because if you could only see
I would not face barefoot children in the streets
If you could only see
Tears of desperation would not flow from their poor eyes
If you could only see
Blood would not flow like water from their lifeless bodies

A-bomb Drawings by Survivors. Painting by Kichisuke Yoshimura / Courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
A-bomb Drawings by Survivors. Painting by Kichisuke Yoshimura / Courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

If you could only see
The clanging of the cannonballs would not be heard
Only laughter of joy would be heard, as children have the right to laugh
I would see happy faces
Because if you could only see
my era would be brighter
Original Version of the poem “If you could only see”
written by Alexandra Zevgiti
Αν έβλεπες

έξω βροχή
κι εγώ σ’ ένα δωμάτιο βουβό
ν’ αγναντεύω το άπειρο
τι αφιλόξενη εποχή, σκέφτομαι
κόσμος περνά με πρόσωπα χλωμά
διασχίζει το δρόμο και χάνεται
χωρίς να ξέρει κανείς που πάει ή γιατί
κόσμος δίπλα σου χάνεται
κι εσύ στρέφεις το βλέμμα
κοιτάζεις, μα δεν βλέπεις
γιατί αν έβλεπες δεν θα συνέχιζε να χάνεται
από τους 20 ορόφους
και να γίνεται θρύψαλα
γιατί αν έβλεπες
δεν θα αντίκρυζα παιδιά ξυπόλητα στο δρόμο
αν έβλεπες
δεν θα κυλούσαν απ’ τα φτωχά ματάκια τους δάκρυα απελπισίας
αν έβλεπες
δεν θα κυλούσε το αίμα σαν νερό απ’ τα άψυχα κορμιά τους
αν έβλεπες
δεν θα ακούγονταν μόνο οι κρότοι από τις οβίδες
αλλά θα άκουγα γέλια χαράς, όπως έχουν δικαίωμα να γελάνε όλα τα παιδιά
θα έβλεπα ευτυχισμένα πρόσωπα
γιατί  κι εσύ αν έβλεπες
η εποχή μου θα ήταν πιο φωτεινή

 

Alexandra Zevgiti is studying History and Archaeology in the University of Ioannina. She likes poetry, art & literature and she loves writing short stories and poems. As a member of Literatology she writes articles and short stories as well as some poems.
Alexandra Zevgiti is studying History and Archaeology in the University of Ioannina. She likes poetry, art & literature and she loves writing short stories and poems. As a member of Literatology she writes articles and short stories as well as some poems.

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