going for some illusory benefits,
fell in the poisonous dirt
of unsuccessful pride.
Expectations to win
in the game
will be lost,
hopes of fake fascination
swallow joy of life
in the janitor place of morbid existence.
Time spent for foxy dreams
turns into boomerang of disappointment.
Moments of Earthly schemes
leave the disgust of remembrance.
Wealth is slaveholder of craving mind
that smears swindlers with fake respect.
Temporary perspective cringes and is in
torment of its own torturers.
Hunger for money compels
people to kneel before untrue ideals
and takes away all self-respect.
Thirst to reach higher levels
in the civilized society of corruption
transforms humanity into heartless machine
without any emotions.
Freedom and liberty of outer conditions
are great merits of eternity
that lead through the gates of perfection.
Poetry and Photography by Sheikh Igor Marinovsky