Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/het-bonhe-mp3
As spring emerged from winter,
Russian scholars, teachers taught
the importance of the sky above,
peace was to be valued - a virtue.
Bouquets of bright, yellow flowers,
messages written in stengazeta
were carried as they held hands
and quietly declared “het bonhe”.
The tears of young children
now sting corrupt, empty souls,
watching hopes and dreams fade,
subjugated by lifeless autocracy.
In the distant yet near future,
the tyranny of bygone times
will be overwritten by freedom,
brick walls daubed in belief.
An Iron Curtain no more.
Het Bonhe is Russian for “No war” or "No to war" and is the banner of a protest movement in Russia
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