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Parker, Dorothy: Frustration (Frustration in German)

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Frustration (English)

If I had a shiny gun,

I could have a world of fun

Speeding bullets through the brains

Of the folk who give me pains;


Or had I some poison gas,

I could make the moments pass

Bumping off a number of

People whom I do not love.


But I have no lethal weapon –

Thus does Fate our pleasure step on!

So they still are quick and well

Who should be, by rights, in hell.

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Frustration (German)

Hätt ich ein blinkendes Gewehr,

Die Welt bald freudenvoller wär

Durch Kugeln, ins Gehirn zu jagen

Den Leuten, die mein Dasein plagen;


Stünd etwas Giftgas zur Verfügung,

Wär es eine leichte Übung,

– Unterhaltsam auch vor allem –

Zu killen, die mir nicht gefallen.


Das Schicksal macht uns schwer zu schaffen,

Denn ich hab keine Todeswaffen,

So dass sich mit Gesundheit brüsten,

Die in der Hölle schmoren müssten!

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