Slava Olchevski

Rookie - 20 Points (1964 / St.Petersburg, Russia)

Edelweiss - Poem by Slava Olchevski

I will not tell you what you want to hear
It's better, if I will expose your fear

And no amount of sugar-coated pills
Will help you to cure from your deadly ills

First of all, stop running the rat’s race
Scale the mountains and find your first Edelweiss

You'll see the vistas, you've never seen before
And there you meet the next deadly foe

When you find yourself on top of the world
When you get rich and have lots of gold

You will put yourself in a golden cage
In power and politics game, you engage

If you have the guts and also are wise
You will follow then my next advice

Acquiring wealth you shall put to rest
Giving to the poor is the real test

When you free yourself from the bounds of space
You are to become a new Edelweiss

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 25, 2009

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