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Macedonia: Million Tweets – an Existentialist Parody Poem

Blogger iskra_iskric has dared to adapt a Macedonian rock classic by the band Arhangel to the new digital reality, creating a new poem [mk] on tweetering.

Million Tweets (unofficial translation by F.S.)

Do you believe in me?
For I am an illusion that offers
all possible tweets.
And for a long time, this is not me.
This is someone who follows you
and enjoys tweeting.

Chorus:
Every attempt to follow me
will backfire at you as a retweet,
as a good mentioning.
I am a person who lives from tweeting,
and who's afraid to troll you.
I don't know if there's
any Facebook left in me,
or everything disappeared through the hashtag.

Joyful and tireless, I am tweeting dangerously,
for my million followers.
The only reason for me
to go on living,
and there's no way to change me,
all you can do is retweet me.

Do not think about how much I've changed
and that outside I can find everything I need.
Look! You will see just a mere mortal
eager for tweetup and revolution.

Chorus:
Every attempt to follow me….

The parody refers somewhat mildly to the grim atmosphere of the original lyrics [mk] by Risto Vrtev, published in 1993 as a song of the album “Arhangel 2.”

Million Dollars (unofficial translation by F.S.)

Do you believe in me?
For I am an illusion that offers
all possible shapes.
And I am not me for a long time
This is someone who impersonates me
and enjoys the boredom.

Do not think about how much you've loved
and that love is all you need.
Look! You will see just a mere mortal
without a concept for revolution.

Every attempt to love me
will backfire at you as punishment,
as a bitter fraud.
I am a person who lives in fear,
who's afraid to touch you.
I don't know if there's
any love left in me,
or everything disappeared through time.

Lonely and tired I am desperately
seeking my million dollars,
the only reason for me
to go on living.
And there's no way to change me
all you can do is kill me.

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