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written & translated by: Agnieszka Kuśmierczuk


In the hat aslant
I'm racing with life
running against the stream
because I want to
I've always been
I am
and I will be rebellious
you probably would rather
prefer good girls
without a backbone
I will not say I'm sorry
due to
your disappointment
but I won't be
the nodding puppet
with vaseline lips
poets are the only spirits
whose wings were not taken away
that's why
they love freedom so much


written by: Agnieszka Kuśmierczuk


W czapce na bakier
ścigam się z życiem
biegnąc pod prąd
bo tak chcę
zawsze byłam
i będę niepokorna
zapewne wolałbyś
grzeczne dziewczynki
bez kręgosłupa
nie powiem że mi przykro
z powodu
twojego rozczarowania
ale nie będę
przytakującą marionetką
z wazelinowymi ustami
poeci to jedyne duchy
którym nie odebrano skrzydeł
tak kochają wolność

Agnieszka K

Agnieszka K

My name is Agnieszka Kuśmierczuk. I was born in Poland where I still live and work. I am a teacher of English and Russian at a nursery and primary school. In my free time I write poems and paint pictures. I am interested in art and poetry. I started writing poems in 2012. So far I have published my texts in several anthologies. My favourite topics are: nature, angels, feelings, and emotions.
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