Nassy Fesharaki

Gold Star - 103,728 Points (Dec 29 / Toronto)

Lajes - Poem by Nassy Fesharaki

Lajes

Start:
-‘is means is' and ‘was-was'

End:
-my writing is for me
-talks of my memory-recalling

Conclusion:
-most of the history
-is written by winners
-larger part falsified,
-we can say:
-"Half-truth is a lie."

Too large is my bag of memories
-of flights and trips

Great is Atlantic
-deep in time it takes me
-to ancient Atlantis
-and the days that remain
-but without a trace
-of island, continent
-with many stories
-and fables
-heroic
-and ships sunk
-like wars of
-The Persians'
-and Greeks'
-both bitter and sweet

To Lajes I had been
-many times
-had friends
-varied kinds…

Flew in, flew out
-but this one
-exception
-strange

Yom Kippur, Ramadan, October
-and the war
-the Arabs-Israel
-Nineteen and seventy three

We landed in Lajes AFB
-Terceira of Azores,
-Portugal, Atlantic

Came planes of US
-logistic all in all
-"C-5"
-"C-141"

Were many
-plenty
-were in rush
-no lunchbox

Couldn't write flight-plan
-fly out

"Israel won the war."
-writes, dictates history

In the books and on line
-no talk of those flights
-and US involvement
-unless one is aware
-in full and in detail

Saudis and oil-rich
-like the shah of Iran
-spent all the money
-to support Washington
-and flights of such kind
-enemy…Israel
-that fought them Saudis

Crazy it sounds, looks
-to support enemy in fighting
-and losing children shamelessly

Topic(s) of this poem: memories


Comments about Lajes by Nassy Fesharaki

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Monday, June 5, 2017



[Report Error]