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I wish you the best day of your life

I wish you the best day of your life

written by: Paula Puolakka

 

In 150 years’ time,
the world as we know it
is going to come to an end.

Yet,
people are acting like
it’s important to think about
something else than Love
and they are too bold to fold
their hands in orison.

The damage to Earth was done
many decades ago and
the schemes to save the planet
are late, late, late,
but still, people are feeding
each other’s hypocritical illusions
and blaming Trump
like he is responsible for the actions
the leaders of the world
executed already at the beginning
of the 20th century
and before that.

I have been here for 37 years now,
and during this time, only one man ever truly
tried to change the world
by “holding a mirror” in front of the citizens
of the USA.
What happened to him?
He was captured,
put into jail,
and slandered by those who
saw themselves as the guardians
of universal justice.
Ironically, during the rule
of these “guardians”
the world
quickly
spiraled into chaos
and turned into
a wasteland
and into a fruitless polluted plane.

Mr. Kaczynski lost everything
by trying to put things right,
but at least he
– the only real doer
in the pool of
327.2 million
citizens of the USA
and in the pool of
7.7 billion
inhabitants of the Earth –
will meet his Maker
with a clear conscience.

In 150 years’ time,
everything that was ever written,
spoken,
and photographed
will be gone.
In 150 years’ time,
the luxury hotels,
the jailhouses,
the government buildings,
the mosques,
and the office buildings
will be dust and dirt.
In 150 years’ time,
I will not be here,
but today, I’m offering you
a rose,
saying:
“I wish you the best day of your life.”

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2019, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein and Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Puolakka landed first and second in various writing contests and challenges. She was also given honorable mentions. In Dec 2020, the PhDs of Tampere University gave her appreciation: her academic article - celebrating her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein - was published by the science & university magazine Hybris. In April 2021, Puolakka won the second prize in the "Lahti, the European Green Capital 2021" writing competition. Her story celebrated "Teddy." On April 15 and May 20, she was the guest editor of The Ekphrastic Review's "Throwback Thursday." On June 3, her interview was published by Penable. In late 2021 and 2022, Puolakka is the remote representative of the City of Oulu.
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