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The Twelve Stories We Forgot by Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka | Feb 7th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

We forgot how the world – as we know it – was created.
We forgot the words of the chosen few who had kept the memories clean.
We forgot the ancient landscapes.
We forgot that – before our birth – others had worked to create this city.
We forgot that the good – we had – had once been planted by somebody wise.
We forgot that the bad – we had – had once been created by a bunch of idiots.
We forgot that the strength of the old soldiers was living inside of us.
We forgot the love of the old-fashioned mothers.
We forgot that sometimes you were forced to take the leading role.
We forgot that sometimes it was better to be invisible.
We forgot that it was better to be poor but deeply loved.
We forgot the fundamental status of love in the creation of a new world.

Poet Bio

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) Her realistic fantasy story “Kuitti” (Varjorikko 1/2020) is a nominee for the distinguished Atorox Award, 2021. To look forward to, the Finnish radio station Dei will share her ideas on 2/24 (5 – 6 p.m.) and 2/25 (4 a.m. and 11 a.m.) There will be something about the “American standard,” the search for protectors, warmth, love, and the academic guidance of Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski.

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