LUSIONS: Poem by Irene Doura-Kawadia

Where does reality begin?
Where does the dream end?
The end of no beginning
The beginning of no end?
Here or beyond?
Now or thereafter?
Are we living inside a cave?
Or are we somewhere outside free?
Are we mere shadows
Of creatures made
To be played around
By a master of puppets,
Created a long time ago
And now we are memories?
Or are we perhaps projections,
Holograms of unknown existence,
Starring in a high-tech video game,
Avatars of our alter egos?
Maybe these questions would be
Easier to answer if we only saw
The strings we were attached to;
Or if we caught a slight glimpse
Of our master behind the curtain,
In the theatre of our lives!

Irene Doura-Kavadia

Irene Doura-Kavadia is a holder of two Master’s Degrees (MA in Comparative & MSc. in Computational Linguistics). She has worked as a tutor of foreign languages (English, German, French and Spanish) ​​and as a translator and research associate. She is the owner & CEO at “ACADEMY CENTRES”. As a writer (author, poet, essayist) she has participated in various literary competitions and has received corresponding awards, accolades and honours, both in Greece and abroad. She is a member of the National Union of Writers, the Union for the Greek Cultural Heritage, the World Peace Academy, the International “World Poets Society”, the Australian Literary Union “Diasporic”, the UNESCO Letters, Arts & Sciences Node GR, the World Philosophical Forum, and the American “International Writers Association”. Her work has been acknowledged by many National and International Organizations, by “Women Leaders – 2019 and 2020”, and by “Who Is Who– Purple Edition, 2020”. She is presently the Secretary-General of the Writers Capital International Foundation.