Khikayatum of Jeanna

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This poem is dedicated to Jeanna Friske, the famous Russian pop-singer who was died due to some kind of cancer. Rest in peace.


This poem is dedicated to Jeanna Friske (in Russian is pronounced as “Zhanna”), the famous Russian pop-singer who was died due to some kind of cancer. Rest in peace.

Khikayatum is a history or fairy tale in Arabic. The main thing is that Khikayatum maybe a history or story (a new or old one). This word much more significant than English “history” or “story.” For this poem I had also selected this word associated with an infinite idea.

It was written like a monologue of the resurrected singer in the paradise. Although she gave birth to a son named Plato, she was died after three years (they named him according to the famous philosopher, in Russian “Platon”). She has found Dmitry Shepelev which have been her cohabitant (not exactly a husband as written in English Wikipedia). However, he together with Jeanna’s father around three years have argued due to Platon after her death.


I look at their eyes
I see a flame in their eyes
What they played?
I hadn’t realized

I didn’t break any glasses
Nobody didn’t break me
I see a flame in their eyes
What they played?
I hadn’t realized

I can see a fire, after that a fog will come
They are touch to everyone, but what for?
That’s who is breaking glasses
What they played, what’s purposes?

I am be sun
I am be anyone
Also, I can love someone
I am breaking up myself
You must understand
But I have to go up

This summer never have been similar to another
I don’t know what could be better than specific order?
However, there came such a moment
As if I come back to my home
It seems to me, I found one I was looking for
Although I blame myself

Nothing changes,
No one will be hurt
I’ll be back again and again,
If you’ll remember me
Just keep me in your memory

Thanks a lot for keeping me in your mind
I really appreciate it
You are much better than anyone in my life

I didn’t know that you are existed
Your feels so seemed to true
Just keep your feelings
You got my flavor
It makes a holiday,
Except for some naysayer

So what, I’m a star, falling star
I’m bored and I’m want to come back
But I’ll show up my flame
It’s true, I’m want to come back

They had blamed me due to cancer disease
My disease becomes the wisest sense of the word
Church bell has rung in every corner of the world
Because I’m a star, falling star,
My fire has lit up.

I’d never seen bridges before,
But they’re existed, I know,
I’m a best creator than anyone.
I create them on my own, and I understand
I’ve got this bridge

I didn’t understand how much I was closer to you,
But somebody thinks madness is madness
When people have climactic relationships
They don’t care about each other,
After that people stay alone, they want to believe.

For a long time I understand everything
Farewell, forget about me,
I hope we’ll connect in the isometry.

Somebody says to be beauty means crazy,
I was born with a golden spoon
I have smart and beautiful
I was an engineer,
I wanted to be a singer,
Because of this, on a good moment
I wanted to go against any opponents
I would go anywhere

After my graduation, I am swimming on the death see
Anyone didn’t understand me,
Because nobody knows what’s isometry
When I spoke with them,
I was close to victory than anybody else thinks,
And now it’s so far away for me.
I was very smart,
And nobody care about me.
You must remember my words,
I have no choice, I’ll keep going
But I will miss those,
For whom I was dear before I was forgotten

Sorry about this,
Forget these things,
We want to be two rings.


Our meaningless quarrel,
It was started due to papers
Let’s just you keep quiet,
I don’t want to cry in front of a mirror.

I smiled at every photo,
I was always happy,
Let’s pretend
(After my death)
Nothing changed

Submitted: October 01, 2017

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Oleg Roschin

There are some beautiful thoughts and imagery here, Roman. However, there are quite a few grammatical mistakes as well. I have to say that some sentences are nearly impossible to understand. Inn general, the English language of the poem feels strange and unnatural. There is obviously a lot of emotion and lyricism here, but the weird English comes very close to ruining it :( If this poem was originally written in Russian, I highly suggest seeking a good translator.

Sun, October 1st, 2017 5:48am


Okay, I understood your opinion. The main thing is that I didn't make a creative mistake.

Sat, September 30th, 2017 11:45pm

Criss Sole

I agree with Oleg, and suggest that a good Russian translator can help make this poem more powerful. I imagine how it must sound in Russia and think it would be incredible. Very kind dedication, and I could tell it comes straight from the heart.

Sun, October 1st, 2017 9:55am


Quite the read, my friend. This exceptional

Tue, June 18th, 2019 3:47pm


Thank you for reading, Jay. I had tried to edit English in this one, and if the problem is gone, it means a lot to hear that this exceptional reading.

Tue, June 18th, 2019 8:51am


translating any lang into eng is a pain and it will never come out perf. ENG has the most unnatural gram. most other lang in the world are sim. but ENG is the oddball. LOL my first lang is German but i am a First gen American. In the first grade i was asked to play football, i said yes they brought out a American football i asked if it was broke, and i still spell CAT with a K not a C.

Sat, March 7th, 2020 6:45am


Thanks for reading, Ragulose!
Being a Russian, sometimes I didn't see much sense of proper English grammar. It's funny to found "barely noticeable" because "barefoot" is foot without shoes. We wouldn't phrase like this in Russian, but English-speaking people think that it's proper grammar. Also, I'm not sure that German, French, Polish, Ukrainian or Arabic can use this phrasing (I am fluent in Ukrainian and almost fluent in Polish).

Sat, March 7th, 2020 1:08am

Sharief Hendricks

What an excellent tribute to a real talented artist Roman !

I don't really know Zhanna's music but I have heard of her and she was well loved !!!

Great Job !

Fri, September 18th, 2020 10:38am


Thanks! She was an artist in Russian pop music, firstly in trio "Blestyachie" (shiny ones) then she becomes an independent singer. Most famous for electro-pop, she can sing seriously and had a jazz album.

Fri, September 18th, 2020 12:29pm

Roxanne B.

I thought this was a really beautiful dedication to Jeanna. The part where you said "the church bell has rung in every corner of the world, because I'm a star, a falling star, my fire has lit up" provided some really incredible imagery and feeling. There was a part of the lyrics that referred to Jeanna being blamed for her cancer. Did people blame her for her disease? If so, that's really sad and unfortunate. I really loved these lyrics and I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff! Great job!

Thu, January 21st, 2021 12:46pm


Thanks for reading! I'm glad you enjoy my stuff. To answer your question, It was in Russia, and people blame her not for cancer, but for collecting money (crowdfunding) on the cancer treatment. There were arguments "why people must fund her treatment and life extension if she's a pop star?". Maybe, it because of the popular stereotype "a pop star mustn't be a poor one". Maybe, it was due to Channel One Russia was involved in this one (as a media partner), and some people strictly thought that Channel One must tell about ordinary people rather than pop stars. There was another feature: someone stole money which was collected by crowdfunding. Many people think that it is not okay to beg money for a pop star and thieve them, even if it has done by hackers or someone else.

Thu, January 21st, 2021 5:50am

Roxanne B.

Just wanting to reply to your reply above, thank you for providing some background on that. There have been some controversies in the US about celebrities crowdfunding for money as well. I'm not sure what the healthcare system is like in Russia, but I know that cancer treatment can cost millions of dollars where I am, so it's not surprising that Jeanna crowdfunded for it. I could see why people would be upset, because she probably did have more money than the average person. I will definitely look into this subject more and I would love to hear some of her music as well!

Thu, January 21st, 2021 2:20pm


It depends on the clinics you'll choose. Government clinics may be cheap or even free, but you must have Russia citizenship and medical insurance policy, and 95% of citizens have it (it's free and from the moment of birth), but even in this case there are situations or analyses that costs some money and not covered by a medical insurance policy. For example, MRI may be paid, especially if you have a suspicion for disease (not covered) rather than a certain diagnosis (covered). Non-government clinics never covered.

Thu, January 21st, 2021 6:48am

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