Leila Ired

Leila Ired Poems

1. Someday 6/4/2007
2. I Have Known 6/4/2007
3. Hero (Systematic Discussion) 6/30/2007
4. Like Daylight 7/5/2007
5. But One Gospel 1/28/2008
6. Windfall 3/19/2009
7. Laundry 7/15/2010
8. Exsanguination 7/21/2010
9. For You My Love -Translation 5/31/2007
10. Beige 7/15/2010
11. Searching For Pride 6/30/2007
12. About A Family -Translation 6/1/2007
13. Scapegoats 6/1/2007
14. Judgment Day 6/4/2007
15. Pater Noster -Translation 6/1/2007
16. Motivations / Goals 5/31/2007
17. Crosswalk 6/4/2007
18. New Age Feminism 7/15/2010
19. Immigration Policy 7/5/2007
20. Juxtaposition 5/31/2007
21. Paris At Night -Translation 6/1/2007
22. The Dunce -Translation 6/1/2007

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The Dunce -Translation

He says no with his head
but he says yes with his heart
he says yes to what he likes
he says no to his teacher
he stands
is questioned
and all the problems are posed
suddenly crazy laughter takes him
and he erases it all
the numbers and the words
the dates and the nouns
the sentences and the traps
and despite the master's threats
under the jeers of the prodigy children
with chalk of every color
on the blackboard of misery
he draws the face of joy

Read the full of The Dunce -Translation


If the world were a crosswalk
two straight white lines
telling us
to live our lives
in fear of
and censure
then I must be the one
to walk outside of them
because I know
there is more
to be afraid of
than just
and what
you call

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