My first visit to Slovakia

was when it was still 

a communist country.


People forget that

after the Berlin Wall fell

Czechoslovakia split

so the Czechs could run rampant

with capitalism

and the Slovaks

could return to communism.


My visit was accidental.

I was supposed to be 

going to Vienna

but you know how it is:


You fall asleep 

on the wrong car of a train

& you wake up

in a communist country.


I realized I was not in Austria

and going the wrong way.

I got off the train

and tried to find a sign

or someone who could help me.


I couldn’t read the signs

and I needed to exchange currency

and buy a ticket

to the Austrian border

(one stop away).


Luckily I found someone

who could speak English

and guide me.

It was less than $1 US

to buy the ticket.


I was a bit scared

but the people were rather nice

and I suspect,

greatly amused by my plight.


My initial excursion 

into Commie Land was brief

and ultimately uneventful.

I don’t know what

all the fuss was about.




Author's Notes/Comments: 

another one that is all too sadly based on a true story

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The thing about political

The thing about political movements they don’t change the base human condition and resilience of the people. Knowledge is power, false information is how they keep it from you. The sky is listening... ;) 

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China, North Korea

Trump only went over because he wanted to pick a fight later. B-52 Bombers flew across China's declared sea and they are hot to trot. North Korea is buddy buddy with South Korea (that has a lot of usa troops posted there). Russia is doing fly overs all over. EU is not happy and Russia just raised its retirement age to 60 men and 55 women - dissent anyone? When I grow up I want to be a Communist.