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A Confession

A Confession

written by: Viktoria Nikola

@ViktoriaNNK

 

Let towers fall, let bridges crumble
Let thunder roar and lightning flash
Let comets strike, volcanoes rumble
Let heaven turn to ash
Let worlds collide, gravity surrender
Let Armageddon scream its strife
Let illness plague; let gold lose splendor
Let death rule over life

Let shackles break of all the Titans
Let chains of hell lose all their might
Let Hades vanquish Mount Olympus
Let darkness be our sight
Let stars lose foresight of what’s fated
Let every color be one hue
Let hate be loved, let love be hated
And even then…
I’d still love you

Viktoria Nikola

Viktoria Nikola

In 1991 my family and I immigrated to America from Russia. I didn't become fluent in English until I was about eight years old. Even so, I wrote my first poem in English when I was 12 and my first story when I was 13. However, instead of thinking "Eureka! I've found my calling!" I thought: "What an adorable hobby." In fact, since I was a musician’s daughter, my mind was set on becoming a musician. A violinist, a guitarist, a vocalist - any one of them would do.
Once I was accepted to UC Davis, however, I was far too busy with my classes to pursue a music career. I started studying history. Then picked up classics. I fell in love with the mysteries of the ancient world and began thinking of pursuing a Ph.D. in either subject. Or perhaps of becoming an archaeologist. However, after an unsuccessful archaeological internship, I decided against the scholastic world.
Eventually, I found my way to Traditional Chinese Medicine: part history, part philosophy, and big part natural therapeutics. I've always been attracted to holistic medicine and thought this was a nice blend of all the things I loved. However, after spending a few years in the Master's program for acupuncture, I realized something was still missing. That's when I sat down to write a poem, as I so often did when the muse called, but instead of a poem, a novel came pouring out. So here I am, still writing poetry and brainstorming my next few novels.
Viktoria Nikola

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