Τετάρτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

3AM ~ Midnight Rambles

I looked around
Saw the world
Learned its secrets
Regretted it
Intelligent
But weak
A coward
A
Chicken
That’s what I am
Too aware of everyone else to care about me
I am selfish
Sacrificial even
I’ve been called stupid
Naïve
A runner
Angry and blind
But what others fail to see is
I’m not who I used to be
I’m not angry
I’m just tired
All the things I have felt
All the things that made me who I am
Also made me tired
I can’t change that
I need to rest
For my soul in mortal
And mortals need to rest
Otherwise we’ll be consumed by gluttony of this world
Some call it cruel
But is it?
The world just… is
The world is there
We live on it
It can’t do anything
If anything,
We are the ones hurting it instead
We cruel and dense creatures
Sometimes I question our achievements
Mine too
Which is why I choose to share them with the world
Feel as if I’m doing something right
I have overcome great struggles
Personal torments and punishments
I wonder
Am I really sane?
Or are the people around me just as insane
I don’t know anymore
I’m lost
Still craving that kiss that never happened
The lips I never got to touch
Sad really
Most of the time I think I’m pathetic
But hey
I’m a psychology genius
THAT’S SOMETHING
I sigh just thinking about it
What is intelligence if not exploited?


Evangelia Glezou (vagg)

Κυριακή, 9 Αυγούστου 2015

Hazy Blissful Ice

Heart surrounded by ice
But with a lava core
Mind weak and unrestrained
But with high awareness still
Everything around me is
But a shadow and memory
Hidden deep within
Grace and intelligence shown
When one would not have thought
Wisdom and perception is all I got
I can do many things
Yet I do nothing
I was raised to obey and observe
But with a mind angry and repressed
To which extent can my apathy overrule
Can it allow me to kill
Could I really take a life
Despite me believing that I have no right
Could I really do such thing
I don’t know
And I fear it
I am stone
Surrounded by ice
With a core of burning fire
That just causes pain and fury
The disorder of my life is part of me
If can’t accept it
You can’t accept me
Stop trying to make me feel the things you do
What you think exposes me
Instead empowers me
The lie I’m telling for your sake
One day shall blow up
Hope you’re ready for that
But you won’t
A part of me just hates you
As just do with all
This poem
Is not only directed towards you though
Moving on to the next
Stop buggering me
As-far-as-you-think my friend
It really is just creeping me out instead
Leave me alone and don’t bother
Or I’ll make you stop
How I wonder
The flow has now just stop
I really am pushing it
If I go further more
And so
I’ll stop
Familiar and blissful silence


Evangelia Glezou (vagg)

Κυριακή, 12 Ιουλίου 2015

Actual Blogging: A Strange Encounter

A couple of months ago, I was casually waiting at a bus stop, minding my own business, when a woman entered my optical field. Seeing as she lingered in front of me, her eyes on me, looking expectantly, thinking she’d want to ask me something about the bus schedule (or something of the sort), I took off my headphones and waited for her to speak.

“I’m sorry to disturb you”, said the older woman. “but, you are a beautiful girl and you clearly have a fine body… why are you not wearing something a little more… revealing?”
“I like my clothes. Thank you very much”, I replied deciding to follow, cautiously, a more polite approach. (I was wearing a buggy t-shirt and a pair of shorts)
“Don’t you want to look sexy? To be taken more seriously”, she asked me then, surprised.
“Eh, no, thank you. I like my clothes and the way I look”, I insisted.
“Don’t you want to look sexy? Don’t you want to have that… something? A fine girl like yourself”, she repeated. “Don’t you want people to notice you?”
In that moment, it crossed my mind to get angry, but I decided, once more, to keep it polite.
“No, I’m fine. I like the way I look”, I replied patiently.
“Stupid girl”, she mumbled to herself and walked away, shaking her head.

I watched her walk away, not sure of how I felt about the strange encounter. More than anything, it got me thinking on how there were still women, on the 21st century that thought, that women had to look sexy, or hot, or be dressed provocatively to be noticed or taken seriously in any degree. As a feminist, I was surprised and confused. Women are worth so much more than their looks and it was hard for me not to get mad at the old(ish) woman and give her a lecture on female empowerment and worth.
It got quite a strong reaction from the people surrounding me, as well. At first, it was light and humorous, but after some time it got serious and extended to subjects beyond women and their physical appearance in today’s society. Funny how such a small event can trigger such a strong reaction. Despite that, it gave me hope, that as people, Greeks none the less, we can surpass our racist, patriarchic and rather negative past attitude and close-minded beliefs.


Evangelia Glezou

Τετάρτη, 10 Ιουνίου 2015

Balance

It is where light and darkness meet, that magic is created
It is where light and darkness meet, that peace can be attained

It is within ourselves, the light and the dark
It is within ourselves, the power to shine at last

It is on calm days like this, that I feel truly calm
It is on calm days like this, that balance is attainable at last

It is through text and patience, that expression comes true
It is through text and patience, that one can tell the truth


Glezou Evangelia (vagg)

Σάββατο, 2 Μαΐου 2015

(You and I) Yin and Yang by Evangelia Glezou

Look at me
LOOK AT ME
What is it that you see deep into my eyes?
Can you see my soul?
Haven’t I already barren it to you a thousand times?
You’re struggling
As if you still don’t know what to believe
I tried
And tried
And
I failed
For you were never meant to love me
You and I share something different
But it is something that I can live with
It is more than I could ever ask of you
And I
Myself
I myself am not sure of what it is I truly feel
Feeling is rather new to me
For, for years I had built a wall
A wall that is now crumbling
And slowly
I can really feel again
My emotions running high
What is this warmth?
Is this fear
For years I lived under the shadow of pain
And pain only
Pain that blinds
Without you I never would’ve seen the light
You helped in my darkest moment
You’ve seen my darkest self
Or at least
You got as close to it as anyone could ever
To me you are family
You are love
You are bliss
You are home
You and I are one
You and I
Are yin and yang


Evangelia Glezou (vagg)

Δευτέρα, 26 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Last night

The chase that one else starts
And one just stops
The chase that started randomly
Now ended as abruptly
Its true purpose I don’t know
Not truly
Not really
Why would you block me so
It does not make sense
What did I do to you
Why did you contact me at all
Did you know my secret
And just craved the wisdom it presumed
Or where you just seeking to humiliate
Make a fool of me last night
Take my pride and crush it
I only wanted to help
So why did you act so
If you do read this now
Can you explain last night, girl?


Ευαγγελία Γλέζου (vagg.) 

Light and Dark

The pain that you have felt, the pain that you have seen
The pain that breaks your bones, that does not want you to succeed
The pain that takes you over, that drives you over a cliff
The pain that brings you darkness, which never shall forgive

Pain has power, it has might
Pain blinds, pain kills
Pain takes lives, or takes over them instead
Pain is obsolete, pain is always there

But light can always be found, no matter how dark your mind
But light can shine brightly enough, to save you and your hide
But light cannot succeed alone, it needs you or someone as a guide
Cause light no matter how strong, it ain’t god, it ain’t almighty

Pain demands to be felt, or it will take you over
Pain is a struggle from within, so you must fight it over and over

Light is a power that can aid, but only if you guide it
Light will help you if you struggle, but you first have to find it

Pain and light are opposites, yet one accompanies the other
For light and dark are one in two, and pain comes from darkness
Light and Dark, dark and light

One would not exist without the other

vagg