Beanery Online Literary Magazine

March 2, 2011

Black Sea Express

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

BLACK SEA EXPRESS

Mark Sliwa

Old woman on the corner

Sipping a brew

5:00 am train coming thru

          Breakfast of the east

          Hammer and sickle rusts

          No longer the beast

Stalin’s eyes clear the track

In ’44, the Red Army pushed back

Babushkas as girls remember this

It was hell on earth, death to bliss

          Swinging the sword

          To save the motherland

          The tide had turned

          Evil burned

Iron wheels grate

Chimney smoke pours

Doors clank open

For those who can afford

          Empty glass clinks on a table

          Tears no longer able

          Old woman’s wrinkles

          Life’s lines reflect

Odessa awakes

Its water cold

Blessing the souls

Who will never get old

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ADDITIONAL READING:

THE HOLOCAUST STORY OF A TEENAGE VICTIM (Part 1)

MORALITY IN WRITING

!¡Anger¡!

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