ATHENS, CITY UNKNOWN
PERSONA NON GRATA
OLD FOLKS AT HOME
Wednesday early morning
2 WHEN HUMAN DIGNITY IS GONE
When human dignity is gone,
what we've got left is pure humanity,
it's life, still wanting to go on,
devoid of self, devoid of vanity,
(make note of this in your smart phone,
who knows? It may save your sanity).
When human dignity has flown,
some traces left of personality,
haphazardly, all over thrown,
bemoan to each eventuality,
(make note of this, each case unknown,
in its self, tragic, that's banality).
Old folks at home, respected folks,
who once were young, and strong, and beautiful,
they may serve as tales or jokes,
or as your task, if you are dutiful,
(make use of this in boring talks,
who knows? It may yet prove fruitful).
Μουνιά της λάσπης είσαστε όλοι,
εκτός κανά-δυό-τρείς ψυχές,
"fair weather friends", γιορτή και σχόλη,
δεν ξέρετε άλλες εποχές.
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