Wednesday, August 1, 2018




The sickness took his mind but not entirely
Every morning he screams in gibberish tongues at his window
For hours, the whole neighborhood is captive to his litany
And then, you hear the sanity talk
I am hungry
Seconds later, silence rules again the street
Someone listened, someone heard him
Someone came to our rescue
Fed him
Liberated us from our guilt
And when the evening comes...
Oh, God I trained my ears not to hear him...
Same feeling as when you are in church and the priest is bubbling his spells and you only understand Amen


Come, come on my ship
And they went
Bewitched by his sardonic smile
Come, I offer you heavens, wealth and the sweetest lies
And they went dancing and singing, praising their fortune
A black fever crossing their blood streams
Come see my gold oasis, lavish under the virgins' shadows
And they went biting each others flesh, stepping on each others corpses, feasting with the blood of their neighbours
Come drink with me the poisons
Life will have no end and no beginning
And they went already deaf and blind
Skeletons walking
Living dead
Driven only by fury and infinite greed
Fools of all nations
The soil for new species
The old new dinosaurs


How poisoning the greed is...
How maddening the thirst for power...
Obscuring any sign of empathy in your soul

What is wrong chemically speaking in your brain?!
If you extinct your own people, how will you nourish your hunger for ruling?
No cities left, no population
Just ruins and corpses
In the chemical hell even the angels have choked
Do you hear their cough?


IULIA GHERGHEI, Romanian poet of English expression, graduated from University of Bucharest as information technology expert, has published her first poetry collection in 2012 at blurb, com. Prisoners of Cinema Paradiso was edited by Brian Wrixon. She mainly publish her poems on Facebook. She was also published in many e-zines or poetry sites like Destiny Poets, where she received the honour to be chosen Poet of the year in 2012. In 2015 she won the poetry contest of the Blackwater Poetry group on Facebook. She was part of many anthologies, one of them being The Significant Anthology , anthology edited by Koshy A V and Reena Prasad.

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