Yuri Levitansky
Everyone chooses by himself...

Everyone chooses by himself
The devil's service or the prophet's.
Religions, females, lacks and profits —
Everyone chooses by himself.

Everyone chooses for himself
The sword for duel and for fighting.
The time for praying and delighting —
Everyone chooses for himself.

Everyone chooses by himself
The shield, the armour, staff and patches.
The time that retribution matches —
Everyone chooses by himself.

Everyone chooses for himself.
I also do my best in choosing
I claim to no one despite bruising —
Everyone chooses for himself.

Translated by Svetlana Amelina


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