Joseph S. Josephides
Joseph S. Josephides Poems
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Why, State, your eyes don’t see the Amazon River?
Tsiko said 'Amazon is life' and you agreed to save it.
Why the horsemen of interests invaded in the night?
Their bullet entered Tsiko’s chest but invades your own.
You cry as a crocodile, but tomorrow as a coward.
The pheasant of our forest sings dirges for our hero
Tsiko Mentez, same with the seal of Skiathos
that was wailing for the girl who fell in the sea.
We, his friends, are laughing in this jail you threw us
we set free a donkey in the square with a picket
declaring: “I don’t ...
Gioconda, Mona Lisa
Gioconda, why do you smile confusing the folks and experts?
Do you stare at me, for I insist that Sundays follow Mondays?
For I consider the cloud as smoke though it rains a whole life?
Is it because I’m a tree hiding my roots away for economy?
Cause I work for others who breathe my oxygen at no cost?
Do you smile for we can’t separate the white from the blank,
flour from heroine, cinder of fireplace from the ashes of war?