A Statue

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Last night I took a picture of my mother
Standing next to the statue of Grigoris Afxentiou.
‘Stand there so I can take a picture of you, too’, she whispered
I never stand next to statues to be photographed
Yet for some reason, I obeyed without refusing,
Intuitively I leaned my head tenderly on the statue; hugged it.
The man who is considered one of the
Greatest heroes of the 20th century in the Greek world
Is considered a terrorist in England.

This is the difference
Between us and them…

Andrea Demetriou
Larnaca, September 2014

1 thought on “A Statue”

  1. “Το ζήτημα είναι από που βλέπει κανείς τον ουρανό.
    Εγώ τον έχω δει από καταμεσής της θάλασσας.” λέει ο Ποιητής
    Οδυσσέας Ελύτης – «Μικρός Ναυτίλος»
    Και τους Ήρωες τους θωρείς με τα μάτια της καρδιάς…”απο καταμεσής” του στήθους! “This is the difference, between us and them…”
    Συγκινητικό το κείμενο σου καλή μου Δήμητρα!

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