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Lost song

There is no song only poetry,

the music left with your silence,

and in a bitter cry

died the memory.

 

There is no song only poetry,

the music left with your silence.

And I keep waiting…

I was left alone!

 

And my song was lost

with your silence,

and there was no music only poetry…

 

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From the book “Love, Sorrow and Disregard” 

 

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In silence…

You in your world,

I am in mine.

You are self-absorbed,

I’m lost!

 

I cry, I weep!,

and you look at me.

Only words…

There is more hurt.

 

You in your world,

I am in mine.

You are self-absorbed,

I’m in pain!

 

I don’t scream anymore

you don’t look at me.

Only words,

I’m dying, I’m lost…

 

You in your world,

I am in mine.

You are self-absorbed,

I said it clear; I will forget you!

 

I cry in silence,

you already forget me.

There are no more words,

I fell asleep…

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From the book “Love, Sorrow and Disregard” 

 

I only know

I don’t know if by whim,
I don’t know if by pain,
all I know is that my heart
doesn’t want to let you go.

I don’t know if I still love you,
I don’t know if I ever loved you,
I only know that I have you there
from the day I meet you.

I don’t know if I want to forget you,
I don’t know if I ever will forget you,
I only know that I remember you
and that in my heart you remained.

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From the book “Love, Sorrow and Disregard”

Absent

I was about to forget you,
I pretended not to think of you
But today I saw you again
And hope was reborn.

Every time more far,
And more close
All the time absent
And at the same time present.

I was about to forget you
And today you knocked at my door
I Saw your smile, I felt your hands
My eyes smiled and you muted my lips.

In this cold solitude
Today you didn’t show up
My eyes didn’t laugh
Arrive oblivion, you are not longer here.

-Noemi Lara
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*Published and translated with permission of the author you can visit her at https://laramar2.wordpress.com

DON’T QUIT

When things go wrong as they sometimes will.
When the road you’re drudging seems all uphill.
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest if you must but don’t you quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
as everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about.
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
you may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out –
the silver tint of the cloud of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
it’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

—Rudyard Kipling

Madness

I do not want to love you,

forbidden love,

crazy love,

wounded love. .

I do not want to love you,

love of no one,

love of everyone,

love? … Who knows?

I do not want to love you!,

I cry awake,

I close my eyes

and I love you more.

I do not want to love you,

you did not sought me,

just go alone …

Leave me in peace!

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Taken from my book of poetry “Del Amor, El Desamor y El Olvido” (Love, Sorrow and Disregard) that is being translated.