Feb 17, 2013, 4:47 AM |

Fake Poem


Goodmorning sir, goodmorning madame said the students

with a fake greeting. They studied

fake history from fake textbooks. Having nished their studies

they were dumbfounded at the mass of fake marks.

Since their school grades weren't good enough

they went to their teachers houses to present them

with envelopes full of comments and fake respect.

With fake smiles and making fake rejections

their teachers nally accepted the envelopes with the fake promise

to change the fake marks for new fake marks. Many schooldays

later they became fake economists, fake lawyers,

fake farmers, fake engineers.

Some of them became fake teachers, scientists

or artists. They plunged eagerly

into the middle of fake development

with fake economy as fake leaders. They witnessed the hectic

fake trade with fake export and fake import

which provided various goods of fake quality.

And fake banks full enthusiasm offered fake bonuses

and fake gifts, but at the same time with fake permits

and fake letters secretly asked for loans

from the national bank, run by fake high ofcials.

The public did business with fake money

supported by fake foreign exchange.

Therefore the foreign currencies, stimulated by fake rates

caused everybody to panic and end in a crisis

which made the fake government

crash into a fake fate. And fake people

cried out their fake joy and discussed

fake ideas during fake seminars and talk shows

welcomed loudly the start of a democracy


and fake.


Agus R. Sarjono, 1998