Empty Lisboa

empty-lisbon
Empty dining tables
and empty cafes,
empty bars and restaurants
but busy alley ways,

empty tills
and empty banks,
empty hopes
for change,

the once discoverers
of the world,
a lost generation
time has failed,

empty words
from politicians
with empty minds
and empty hearts,

empty dreams
of Sebastião
whose veins were emptied
on desert sands,

empty houses
and empty flats,
only filled
by bugs and birds,

the once discoverers
of the world,
a lost generation
time has failed,

empty glasses
once were full
as failures drink away
on stools

and empty streets
are only filled
by empty souls
whose dreams were killed,

the empty ships
beneath the sea
now share their nation’s
destiny,

the once discoverers
of the world,
a lost generation
time has failed.

– Lennie Bezwik

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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

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