Joseph S. Josephides

Rookie - 107 Points [(Iosif S. Iosifidis)] (23rd of May,1948 / Larnaca, CYPRUS)

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I was born in Cyprus, a brave member-state of the European Union (since 2004) that is fighting constantly to secure liberty, democracy and justice. Those values (plus love) are some of the issues sparkling my poetry. The grandfathers of my parents were born in Italy and France, which both I respect.
I never stopped writing poetry, despite my heavy responsibilities while ... more »

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Amazon River

Why, State, your eyes don’t see the Amazon River?
Tsiko said 'Amazon is life' and you agreed to save it.
Why the horsemen of interests invaded in the night?
Their bullet entered Tsiko’s chest but invades your own.

You cry as a crocodile, but tomorrow as a coward.

The pheasant of our forest sings dirges for our hero
Tsiko Mentez, same with the seal of Skiathos
that was wailing for the girl who fell in the sea.
We, his friends, are laughing in this jail you threw us
we set free a donkey in the square with a picket
declaring: “I don’t ...

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