Liberland (Poem)



on a tiny silver—

uninhabited marshland—

rejected both by

croatia & serbia


vit jedlicka planted a flag

along with his girlfriend

welcoming half a million

would-be online citizens


musing at the vast,

unbridled landscape

at the break of the dawn

framed by his blossoming dreams


of libertarian, his little utopia

no taxes, no gun control

& bitcoins as currency

& freedom & freedom everywhere


the sun above looked like

raw egg on his breakfast plate

the waters of danube river wavered,

black like fizzy drink


his dreams fizzed & sparkled

“all countries are fantasies

& they’re all in your head”

he mused & took a final sigh


terra nullius – said the law

& gave him a thrash

& banished him from his

7 sq km dream country


now exiled in the foreign lands

he yet dreams & chases fantasies

because he knows deep inside he’s

“doing the real stuff in a romantic way”



Poet Adhikari













[Liberland is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube River. VitJedlicka seized the opportunity and on 13 April 2015 formed a new state in this territory.]  


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