Tomorrow, perchance, a coin I’ll thrust

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Mismatched robes
in strategic pose
sculpted from birth
feigning hurt?
Lady, lady please
a drachma for a sandwich,Good Easter.

Infant nursed
empty purse
on carpeted display
destitute path convey.
God bless you lady
a drachma for her milk,Good Easter.

Buy Diazepam 2Mg Online Eyeing mother for approval
offspring in the dumpster
scrounge two more
begging boxes.
Blessed be your children lady
spare a drachma for mine,Good Easter. The idler awaits pickings
from their sittings
milks female and child alike
who will he sire tonight?
Here our medical certificates advise
the serious illness of my child!

Buy Cheap Diazepam From India Inquisitive and persistence scamps
replenish the beggar’s camp
the throttle on the ready
destination far from steady.
I’m from Serbia my daughter bleeds
she needs a feed. Apprentice hands forged
for permanent cupping.
tonight on souvlaki
they’ll be supping.
My child I did not maim-
he fell from the window of the train! [1]

At the laiki
trestle tables overflow
with trinkets and second hand clothes
salvaged or stolen goods-who knows?
Here the queen bees reign
droning their refrains.

Today I spurn their drones and turn away
ignore the wisdom of Palamas.
Tomorrow,perchance, a coin I’ll thrust. Loula S. Rodopoulos
Aigion, Greece
April 2000

[1] During our Easter stay in 2000 a family of gypsies sought compensation from the railway company,OSE, alleging that their child had fallen from an unlatched window due to negligence.  Greeks believe that gypsies deliberately maim their children for begging purposes. .

Rodopoulos Loula S.

By Rodopoulos Loula S.

Buy Diazepam London Formerly an adjunct professor with the School of Global Science, Social and Planning at RMIT University, Loula S. Rodopoulos was born in Australia, a descendant of Greek immigrants from Ithaca. Her grandfather, Spearos Raftopulos, migrated in 1895 and was one of the founders of the Greek Community in Melbourne. Loula holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees and has served various Commonwealth and State committees, boards and tribunals in the field of multiculturalism and administrative review. An extension of her professional writing, she commenced writing poetry and short stories in the Peloponnesian mountain village of Myrovrisi, Greece, her husband’s birthplace. Her poems have been published/accepted in various formats and include the Australian Women’s Book Review, Poetrix, Positive Words, Famous Reporter, Poetica Christi Press, Poetry Matters, and the e-journal Transnational Literature. In 2004 she was the first prizewinner in the Antipodes poetry competition. In 2009 her short story, Perparim, was Equal Third place winner in The Community Press Magazine, Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House competition.

In 2010 she was short listed in the All Poetry Competition; commended in Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition and feature poet in POAM. In recent years she spends some months in Greece (also travelling to other parts of Europe) living in an apartment that overlooks the Corinthian Gulf – a source of inspiration :- She walks down the slope. A rugged vista of vineyards, wild grasses, yellow sparti, pine and conifer trees engulf her – lift her to the horizon where she floats over mountain peaks and gulf until she finds herself perched on the cemetery rock where she penned her first poem.

1 comment

  1. Loula, this poem really captures the subject of gypsy beggars you so strikingly describe. A great work. I admire your talent for poetry. Regards, Gabrielle.

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