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    Nikos Tselepides New Member

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    WAR SONG

    The snow is falling outside
    and the early stars have risen.
    Inside the smoky beer bar, in the half-light
    of the old lamp, a blonde is singing.
    Half-clad, with an SS cap on her head
    and nylons and garters, high-heeled
    and deep-voiced, she moves swaying
    from soldier to soldier in the smoke-filled room
    and the smell of beer gives way
    to her subtle fragrance. The war
    seems far away when she is near.
    The light plays on her hair and falls
    in diamondlike drops down her breasts
    to run the length of her divine legs.
    The men sigh and some sing along.
    The tyranny of beauty mixed with nostalgia,
    hope, and meaningful smiles continues
    till the first hours of the morning
    and subsides with the music and the stars
    when the first sirens sound and the deep roar
    of the bombers overhead stuns the countryside
    into a motionless and speechless landscape.


    Nikos Tselepides
    26 April 2007
    Athens, Greece
    Written after listening to “Lili Marlene” sung my Marlene Dietrich
    here:
    RAF662 Combat Flight Sim Group - Content

    “Lili Marlene” by Marlene Dietrich can be heard at the link above and is down the drop down list of the playeron the webpage. Please read the poem and hear the music at the same time to get the full effect.

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    nomadicrhymer JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Nikos, this is a very gripping piece...and captures the attention from beginning to end. I can smell...see...feel...and hear everything...aaah, here's to the forgetfulness of a "that much more enjoyable" couple hours free free from war and death!!

    Nomad

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