A life which is no longer his own
(As the world gets broken up between ideologies; armies in readiness to lock horns, the man and his basic life is box-fitted to suit agendas. As if his life is no longer his own. NewsBred is proud to introduce Anamarija Zakanj, a poetess and author, to its readers who in her abstract images magnifies the burden humanity carries, all of its own making.)
Don't leave for battle without your shield
if you are uncertain
that your words alone
will echo after your death
and stick to "your own" like glue
convincing them that it is
an act of unadulterated love!
Don't read hundreds of books
if you're not ready to forget
all that is written in them,
and do not ponder too much
about non-existence of time,
you could end up realising that
your priceless watch is worthless.
Don't go among the sick,
the dirty and the weak
if you're afraid of the knowledge infection.
Don't fall in love with uncertainty;
for the world may come
crashing on your head,
do not dive into solitude,
you may find it hard
to bear your company.
Because once you shall ask,
sitting in an armchair in midst of dementia
gawking at the Moon, you'll remember nothing
- how lucky for you!
And you'll believe my words:
that funny sphere up there
shines brightly thank to
the meeting of all yearning peers.