Markelov Vladimir

Rookie (1958 / Russia)

Ladybird - Poem by Markelov Vladimir

.… Break a small stalk
which the ladybird’s scramblin’ on.
and, during that moment,
when it assiduously clambers,
spread her wings,
just now will fly up, -
you could change the top with a bottom.
It again clambers upwards
people are the same….
It seems, the top is so close,
alas…: someone's severe hand
overturns your stairway.
creep again upwards,
if could remain on your feet at all …

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 3, 2008

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