May 6, 2023
Faith . . . for You!
I hide my failures and
defeat in the fog.
victory and triumph in the light.
I bury my investors,
my entire nation in debt.
by selling off the
resources under my trusteeship.
I make deals for my
pockets in the darkness of fog.
As I provide handouts
of pittance for your lunch.
I ruin and dismantle
your factories in the dark
For my cousins and
family, I buy in the bulk.
I pretend to take care
of you in the light.
As I give you enough
aid to keep you enslaved.
I encourage you to
think that you are a genius.
By paying you enough
to keep you dependent,
incompetent, irrationally volatile.
I have shown you to be
above your material belongings.
Now your moral fiber
is worn out! You have no guidance.
except faith, the
prophets, and the Word of God . . .
Kevork K. Kalayjian
K. Kalayjian, Jr. is a graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian
Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. He holds a B.A. in Political Science
and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, a M.Ed. in
Counseling Psychology, from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, and CPA
requirements completed at Pace University, NYC. An auditor by profession,
Kevork resides in NY and likes to paint and write. Some of his poems have
been published in literary periodicals such as "Ararat", as well as
The Literary Groong on groong.org and at poetry.com.