Poetry: Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou

A Wish

I wish i woke up one day
with morning news
jubilant this time
festive and joyous

that in the world's neighborhoods
was announced peace
and there will be  no more orphans
or homeless kids

And no man will ever take
the life of another man
and if someone is to get sick
the doctor will come at once

Once life become peaceful
it will look an endless feast
and all peoples will live
for ever like brothers do.


How much joyfulness in this backyard!
Teens' voices. laughter ,meetings...
I'll put on the blue shirt
and you bro, the white one.
And as good friends they went out
to the narrow pathway.

 They came back to the gateway
together in an embrace.
Quarrels and debates of the moment forgotten.
Behold, they said to her, he returns soon
His chief will accompany him to the village
At last she will meet her child again;

''so many years passed
i haven't ever seen you son
i gave you birth on May Sixteenth
and you look exactly like me."

Well the gentleman who comes over here
delivers to her an ossuary!
O dear lady, in this box there's
whatever is left of him!
So, she keeps asking them endlessly, why;
But where could  the poor one find justice!

Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou was born and raised in Avgorou Famagusta Cyprus. She studied french language and civilization  in France and also photography. The chronic corruption in her country's power deprived her human rights and prevented her from working in areas for which she was first examining in Cyprus. They also deprived her of her inheritance right over the property of her wealthy ancestors and state officials have owned the property.
She worked in the tourist industry while having her own show on local radio.
She also has been member of a traditional dance group. She has been writing literature since 11 years old. She publish six collections of poems,short stories and fairy-tales.
Her poems and short stories was translated into English, Alvania ,Servian German, French languages  She participated in many international anthologies and she was awarded abroad many times.

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