Category Archives: Literature and Writing

Short stories, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poems by Julie Deshtor and others

Getting your shit out of my house…

Getting your shit out of my house – Like stench of rot out of my mouth: You were so sweet, such a good boy, I now know it was a ploy To take my family and life. Of course you took … Continue reading

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A WWII poem by a Soviet Soldier

This is a poem written by a Russian (Soviet) soldier during World War II, right before Soviet Union launched a defensive counter attack against Hitler’s army. It had such an impact on me that I had to translate it. *** … Continue reading

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The album Two Fates by Astrakhan and Naumov – Vysotsky in English

Vadim Astrakhan, in collaboration with Yuri Naumov, has just released his new CD of Vladimir Vysotsky’s songs translated into English – “Two Fates“. As a little girl living in Moscow, I was immersed in the world of Vladimir Vysotsky’s songs. … Continue reading

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I think that i would like to die tonight (poem)

I think that I would like to die tonight; I am so tired of this endless war. Yet here I stand again, prepared to fight For things that do not matter anymore. I am the door you slam when you … Continue reading

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You need to know

You need to know that my smile ain’t real; This merriment is worth its weight in blood. You need to know that I don’t belong here, That I would rather fade into the dark. You need to know that my … Continue reading

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monsters

We pretend to be badder then we are, monsters, living in shadows of all our fears, in the falling ashes of our past alone with our badness, alone. And the flash of a blade in the night means nothing is … Continue reading

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When life is a bitch

When I find myself backed up against a brick wall, when I’m too proud to fight and too tired to crawl, when my lovers have gambled my secrets away, and I can’t find a pen, and there’s nothing to say, … Continue reading

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Visions – Bread Crumbs

I do recall a battle and (why was I by your side, in what capacity? – a female in those days?) the overwhelming need to fight for you, even onto death, and then to fight on to retrieve your body, … Continue reading

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Don’t shout revolution in my ear

Don’t shout “revolution” in my ear; It is an ugly, unforgiving term within which all illusions disappear, and cities starve to death, and towns burn. Don’t question peace if you have not seen war with its perfume of stale shit … Continue reading

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The Fall of Rome When your freedom – of speech – is the gag – that’s stuffed down – your throat, When fanatical – righteousness – throws – kids out – on the street, When the rusty – democracy – … Continue reading

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