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October 2001 - Nr. 10


 

The Editor
Declaration...
Thing of the Past
Antje berichtet
Echo-Lines
Sascha Lutz berichtet
Sprachschule
Film Fest Notes
Film Festival
Four Generations
200 Years Newmarket
Ability School
Lulatsch 75 Years
Bucky Balls
Eco-friendly Food
Paintings returned
Scholarship Fund
2. Brief aus Kanada
3. Brief aus Kanada
Siegfried & Roy
Illinois Greetings
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehŲrt?
Castles & Coziness
Spas in Germany
Gretzky & Neumann

GS Hospitality Connections


A Thing of the Past

by Sybille Forster-Rentmeister

The child looked
With disbelieving eyes
Opened wide
At photos
Of another time.
A marble slab,
An empty room
Drenched in blood
And dismal shadows
Unreached by the sun.
The windows backlit grid
Paints crosses
Over a naked body
Abandoned by his torturers.
It looks bizarre.
"Those were the days
Of distrust, turmoil,
An era of man
Not trusting man,"
The caption read.
A smile lit up
In the tiny face.
"Iím glad Iím here
And now, without
The pain of fear."
And turned to yet
Another picture
Of smiling people
Looking trustingly into
Each others faces.
"The mind as machine
No longer exists.
As of 2000 and one
It is only used
As a creative device."
Thatís what the caption
Read underneath.
And the child agreed,
Went out on the hill
And created his own
Garden of Eden.

Copyright ©2001 Sybille Forster-Rentmeister

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