by mikesteeden

Berlin, oh my Berlin
in those years between two wars
you were coarse, of course, you knew it
a reprobate behind closed doors

decadence’s dream unfettered
your nightclubs lewd and crude
Weimar culture babes ‘a dancing’
most times in the naughty naked nude

transvestites, candelabra’s
small dark venues, dimly lit
cabaret within a smoky haze
such a perfect fit

The Blue Angel, was Marlene
a sultry bohemian
adored by a grateful public
loved by all gay, gay gentlemen

for philosophers’ and libertarians’
you were the place to be
a city where one could order up
fresh flesh and chilled Chablis

away from the downstairs spotlights
hidden from preying eyes
Berlin you were on borrowed time
you’d forgotten Hitler’s spies

a cocktail of chaos and politics
would herald your downfall
The Nazi’s consummate evil
swapped the passion for the banal

more than that though Berlin
your demise was arts cause lost
when the lights went out over Europe
mankind paid the cost

the innocence of debauchery
trumps the guilty puritan
don’t tell me any fascist
can call themselves a ‘man’

a loss of all compassion
desires under lock and key
the souls of extinguished genius
scarred all of Germany

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  1. mikesteeden dice:

    Again, Sir. My thanks.

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