Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pandora



Pandora

Sweet Pandora
Thou hast opened thy box
And ailed us all!

My land, once green and fruitful,
Now becometh a wasteland;
Once ahead of its time,
Now falleth into the abyss!

My people once giving and caring,
Now selfish and greedy;
Once the pioneers of the world,
Now poor, uneducated and illiterate!

My heart, once filled with love,
With curiosity, with a thirst for knowledge,
Now it lieth in my chest
Like an idle stone…

Pandora,
Thou hast opened thy box of ails,
Now open it more
And let Hope flow and soar!
Let the light embrace us all
And wash away our sins;
Let love revive our hearts,
And unite us all.
Let peace forever roam;
Let our land rise once more!


Written Wednesday, 25th of April, 2012.