In memory of Alexis, a poem by Vassiliki V. Pappa
State of siege.
and the Police is only a viewer
taking advantage of the social anger
for the in cold blood
murder of the young boy.
He was a victim of an irrational violence
who had as a weapon
only his dreams.
A wave of anger, grief , disappointment
holds the youth.
Panic scenes, fire , disaster
slinging of Molotov cocktails - tear gas
Grief requires action
in order not to become an illness.
He is hard , cold, relentless
but always a winner
and catalyses life.
He is only defeated
by the endless memory.
Translated in English language by Giannis Gogos
Στη μνήμη του Αλέξη