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The Literary Groong

May 6, 2023



Faith . . . for You!


I hide my failures and defeat in the fog.

While declaring victory and triumph in the light.


I bury my investors, my entire nation in debt.

by selling off the resources under my trusteeship.


I make deals for my pockets in the darkness of fog.

As I provide handouts of pittance for your lunch.


I ruin and dismantle your factories in the dark

For my cousins and family, I buy in the bulk.


I pretend to take care of you in the light.

As I give you enough aid to keep you enslaved.


I encourage you to think that you are a genius.

By paying you enough to keep you dependent,


Unproductive, incompetent, irrationally volatile.

I have shown you to be above your material belongings.


Now your moral fiber is worn out! You have no guidance.

except faith, the prophets, and the Word of God . . .



Kevork K. Kalayjian


Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr. is a graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University, NYC. An auditor by profession, Kevork resides in NY and likes to paint and write. Some of his poems have been published in literary periodicals such as "Ararat", as well as The Literary Groong on and at

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