Victor Sklyarov

Lost Empire

I mourn the non-existing country I was born in
Though ‘t was a phantom of Empire I belong to
The alien land where I reside at dawning
Of the millennium is wrongful.

This can’t be Russia. It’s some aggregation
Of perverts, thieves, whores and con men in power
Sitting on branches of the wizened tree on ration
Of the dead souls that emerged last hour.

They are insatiable, their name is Legion
They are the law and profit’s their religion.
They buy and sell and cheat -
That’s their only treat.

This can’t last long,
Or am I wrong?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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  • Raj Nandy (6/2/2009 10:36:00 PM)

    Victor, only a thinking poet with deep feeligs for his country can write like this!
    Surely all days will not be the same! Better days lie ahead! 10+
    -Raj Nandy
    New Delhi

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  • Rage Allay (2/9/2009 4:41:00 AM)

    Very strong and valid statement. The socalled consumerism is the breeding ground for corruption, prostitution, and as you aptly say, dishonest people. Sad to say that this is also true in so many other countries.

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  • Victor SklyarovVictor Sklyarov (2/7/2009 6:47:00 AM)

    I am so glad that this poem may be percepted not only as local event estimate. It was intended as showing a typical (not for all, of coarse) feeling of those who cannot accept substitution of fundumental historical values for something artificial, ill formulated, and serving immediate personal pecuniary interests, and promoted by at least dishonest people.

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  • Catrina Heart (2/7/2009 3:23:00 AM)

    such a beautiful and poignant composition about your country...Many nation now adays experiences such dilemma especially in the urban areas.......True and well said...Hoping it won't last long...10/10

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