Express Yourself With Feeling
Like a star of the waning summer who beyond all stars rises
bathed in the ocean stream to glitter in brilliance – is who you are.
But powerful and greedy men are wretched things.
They hide one thing in their hearts, and say another.
Falsehoods are done in the name of the “greater good” as if truth is pliable.
Now luckily, roaring seas and many dark mountains lie between us.
I wish I were savagely enough to retaliate with a vengeance,
but unrelenting anger and hatred does not become me.
And strife will only hurt me more.
How bitter sweet the losses we suffer
during our journey on the seas by virtue of fate,
eating away at our souls and destiny.
Adapted: Homer. The lliad and Odyssey