Another Realm

Please consider reading my other poem called ‘The 5th Dimension’

https://psychedelicwizard.wordpress.com/2022/05/17/5th-dimension/

I must have decided reality was too much

plunged the knife 

off we go to the wonderful after...

but wait, your deception is the game

seeing the world all the same

through the translucence of your light

pain you inflict and torment you enact mean nothing

there will be no salvation for your sins

and through the dark comes Michael

sword that radiates love

a Christ redeemer implanted from above

to reckon with the damned

'you will not have him today', he called 

to find you were the architect

waking on your bed

my God, I thought I was dead. 

Eternity

Everlasting love 
love creates
fear destroys... hearts
waiting for the start
of your life
in the fragile existence
of your mind

hovering above crystal water
remember that there is law and order
in our lands... which we stole from ether
upon the mountain
strung and hanging by the tether
of remorse

acceded 
proceeded
your burning heart
set alight by the narrow light
shining through your razor sharp wire
light of eternity 
beginning the fraternity

jewels, moon lights
necklace or chalice... delights
throne high so down
into the rust
rocks, depth
panic
scream

kilowatt manner power house
time to tame your plugs
unplug
for infinity. 

No Longer Bound

As my Angels as my guide
I know I'll make it home alive
seeing you cry
hide away
from the pain
and the misery
longing to help

now, no longer ashamed
living yet another day
my heart bled a thousand roses that...
... lingered for eternity in your life
now I'm entrapped and chanting
wanting and yearning
no way out

contradiction
fatal affliction
attraction disaster
your eyes they sheen under tears drying under your desert iris

those chains burned to ash
I scattered them with the brash
of my soul
my day is now longer
forever you are in front
my chains are gone

fear melted
love succeeded
my memories evaded
perception
but the chains have gone, you are free

no longer bound by the chains of fear
or swimming in desolation
seeking the light
power of the night
you're the only one who can make it right
be at rest
be at peace.

Saturday Movie Recs

Welcome to this short post on Saturday movie recs. You may recall in the past previous posts on this topic. Of course I will try to add some flavour or variety. All of these are films I like – all of them I recommend – including films in series.

First we have the Mission Impossible series. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 are available and 7 (Dead Reckoning) is coming next year. Wish it was out now!

Resident Evil series – don’t forget the animated series movies too. Don’t forget the newest addition Welcome to Raccoon City!

Inception – I always recommend this movie if you didn’t see it already.

The Wolf of Wall Street

James Bond

2001: A Space Odyssey

Prometheus / Alien / Alien v Predator

Indiana Jones / Back to the Future / Jurassic Park

Avatar

Ready Player One

Doctor Sleep

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Dark Knight Trilogy / Batman movies – either animated or not.

Her Smile

There's a boy with a million to one chance
his eyes are closed, he is waiting
yet he knows
and he turns
to see his mothers smile
so wide and caring
the moment created in time
ceases to fade
all but decades have passed
and he cherishes
that fleeting glimpse
now the boy has grown
and the mother has gone
but the smile remains
what was done, was done.

Lost in the Wilderness of Eastern Europe

How much longer I have is unclear.

I have a bandage, a water flask and some berries/cherries I scavenged from trees. I have found a small countryside house made from wood and with light cream curtains and a table and chair, and sofa. There is not much here. The stove had some old pans but no food. Outside a small outhouse with axe and a pile of wood, accompanied by some matches. I’m going to be able to keep warm tonight. There is a river beside the house, and I might try to fish. It is not good to drink it and I have no way to filter the water yet.

Welcome…

Day 1 of my Survival

Are you able to help with some tips? Are you with me or not? Near my location? I’m in eastern Europe covering the ex soviet states, bordering Romania at the moment. It won’t be long before I’m found. Fortunately, I can use the axe if need be to defend myself.

I miss England. It was awful after the apocalypse, but it was home.

The Worst European Country?!

  1. Introduction
  2. Brief History
  3. The Unrecognised State of Transnistria
  4. How Does Something Become a Country?
  5. Tourism in Moldova
  6. Conclusion

Introduction

Moldova! A European country.
The flag of Moldova

Wedged between Ukraine and Romania. The primary language is Romanian. The capital is Chisinau.

A population of 2.64 million and a 2019 GDP of 27.27 billion.

Despite being the poorest country in Europe it has a life expectancy of 66 years for men and 73 years for women.

Brief History

In 1812 (the same year as the battle of Napoleonic Wars which took place from around 1800 to 1815. (They were a continuation of the French Revolutionary wars, which ran from 1792 to 1799. Together these conflicts represented 23 years of nearly uninterrupted war in Europe.) – the Treaty of Bucharest granted Russia control of eastern Moldova or Bessarabia.

In 1991, after the failed Soviet coup d’état attempt, Moldova declared independence. In 1994, The Constitution of Moldova set the framework for the government of the country.

In 2014 – Moldova signs association agreement with the European Union, prompting Russia to impose import restrictions on the country’s agricultural produce.

The Unrecognised State of Transnistria

Trans-Dniester. The state or country that seeks independence is not officially recognised at all as a country. It is a country that does not exist. Most people would argue it’s a part of Moldova. But it is supported in most ways – including defence – by Russia.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18284837

This separation occurred following a war between. The reality is that it exists and can be found on maps and is recognised by states. Therefore its failure to gain independence doesn’t really mean that much. It’s already a state because it has a clear border and name and authority governing it.

How Does Something Become a Country?

To become a state however, or sovereign country, the place needs to be recognised by the United Nations and needs to satisfy the requirements they set out.

https://www.un.org/en/ga/about/ropga/adms.shtml – before going further you may be interested in learning about Hobbes – https://www.britannica.com/topic/Leviathan-by-Hobbes

The route to independence could be between the constitutional theory and declarative theory. The state needs to be a place, have laws etc. and government which will help.

International law does not prohibit a declaration of independence, and the recognition of a country is a political issue. (Wikipedia.org).

Tourism in Moldova

Tourism exists but it isn’t going to be great. The international airport is situated in the capital of Chisinau.

The tourism focuses on the country’s natural landscapes and its history. Wine tours are offered to tourists across the country.

2018. (Despite the low numbers, the GDP is high)

CountryTourists
1 Romania2 524 403
2 Ukraine1 069 066
3 Russia322 256
4 Bulgaria78 870
5 Italy46 594
6 Germany30 061
7 Israel28 358
8 Turkey25 936
9 United States25 778
10 Belarus20 039
Total4, 334, 215
Wikipedia.

There are certainly more visitors from other countries. Maybe they haven’t been documented, but they are on YouTube for you to watch.

Conclusion

It’s a small country with the attached unrecognisable state and a fair sized populace.

Is it the worst? Infrastructure and the economy would say no. I’ve seen worse places with less. Who knows who will like this place. Will you?

Thanks for reading!

(On YouTube you can find the videos) I found this one:

Welcome, in every EU language!

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden

England ~ Welcome.

Ireland ~ Fáilte

Germany / Austria ~ Willkommen

France ~ Bienvenue

Spain / Portugal ~ Bienvenido / Bem-vindos

Italian ~ Benvenuto

Luxembourg ~ Wëllkomm

Belgium / Netherlands ~ Welkom

Sweden ~ Válkommen

Denmark ~ Velkommen

Poland ~ Mile widziany

Czech Republic ~ Vítejte

Slovenia ~ Dobrodosli

Croatia ~ Dobrodosao

Greece ~ Kalos irthes

Hungary ~ Isten hozott

Slovakia ~ Vitaj

Romania ~ Bun venit

Bulgaria ~ Dobre doschell

Lithuania ~ Sveikas atvykes

Latvia ~ Laipni ludzam

Estonian ~ Tere tulemast

Finland ~ Tervetuloa

Nazis v USSR

Soviet forces march across the deadly lands of eastern Europe
onward towards the motherland, Nazi Germany lays dormant
The SS is on the frontline, pushing past Poland
toward their nemesis faces
Clash, we see bombers descend over Paris
Bang, the tankers are crossing the lines of Berline
Stalin spies through his men
... as Nazis chant for their little mad man
"Heil Hitler"
Could Lenin see the times past
Churchill, Roosevelt, Hirohito, and Charles de Gaulle 
united, departed, never forgotten
closing in, let it begin
forever they will die in sin