The Interrogation of The Good, Bertolt Brecht

Step forward: we hear
That you are a good man.
You cannot be bought,
but the lightning which strikes the house also
Cannot be bought.
You hold to what you said.
But what did you say?
You are honest, you say
your opinion.
Which Opinion?
You are brave.
Against whom?
You are wise.
For whom?

You do not consider your personal advantages
Whose advantages do you consider then?
You are a good friend.
You are also a good friend of the good people?

Here us then: we know
You are our enemy. This
is why we shall
Now put you in front of a wall.But in consideration
of your merits and good qualities
We shall put you in front of a good wall and shoot you
With a good bullet from a good gun and bury you
With a good shovel in the
good earth.

The Interrogation of The Good, Bertolt Brecht – Şiir
Kaynak: Poems 1913-1956, Bertolt Brecht, Methuen London
Gönderen: Samet Altun, (07.03.17, 21.03)