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ISLE AWAITS --CT2020-- non writer

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posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 03:59 AM
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In this day, day and night are equal.
It boggles my mind that we are not, one is poor one is rich
and one is healthy and one is sick.
There is a final destination for me, where i will rest.


I will lose my mind, my past and myself, my name Ingebor Garp.
Tall iron nails for my coffin are in my pocket,
those are heavy and sharp.
and the planks are on board too, freshly cut.

Distant campfires on the shore catch my eye
There i will rest till i die,
with others who are alike.

Lepers all...




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posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 04:00 AM
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History... In Finland there is a island called Seili, in archipelago near Turku ( Åbo ) Finland. Finland were part of Sweden then. All patients when they moved to Seili had to have nails and planks for their coffins with them.

People have had hard times before COVID, isolation and despair. Something to boggle with.
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posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 06:11 AM
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a reply to: dollukka

Great job! Eloquent writing!

The sadness of this made it beautiful, but the beauty of this did not make it more sad. I loved it!

And i thought about Seili as i was reading it, but then again, i am Finnish.



posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: MapOfNowhere

Thank you
We do have interesting history, it´s rarely heard. Just the other day i was watching Teemu Keskisarja´s Dark History series episode about Great Wrath, at those times there were about 350K people in Finland and 40K finnish men serving King of Sweden was killed in that war, estimately 10K children and teens were captured and sold as a slaves.

Dark times they were...



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 08:12 PM
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English translation:

SEILI

On her way along the waves of Airisto
Is Sofia, a ragged one
When she looks behind still there is
A familiar route leading home

Midst the dark water
Glides a boat slowly
To a forlorn island
Midst the dark water
Glides slowly
Rowing to Seili
Rowing to Seili

If the destination is looming before you
You shall find an island of the doomed
If you should wander to Seili, you shall stay forever more
The weak will be rowed to death

Midst the dark water
Glides a boat slowly
To a forlorn island
Midst the dark water
Glides slowly
Rowing to Seili
Rowing to Seili

With nails and boards
You can make a tomb for yourself
Hundred of graves are in Seili
And a hundred more will be caved





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