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(The terraces of València/FBC/Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia/All Rights Reserved)

Who will take my hand?
Who will extend theirs to me?
Who can change my life?
Is it even possible?
I search…
Among the villains of the town,
the wise ones that look down
upon the holy…
They’ll never see a miracle,
they only share their miseries
in shot glasses,
at the bar at five o’clock,
gin tonic time…

Share with me your bilious libations,
your anger, your tears
of bitter nights
wrapped in the smoke
of hundreds of cigarettes,
in the dark,
where you store your precious heart…

I’m a hunter on your trail,
escaping me there is no chance,
the heavens will smile down upon my dance.
And you will reach the sea,
the waters that refresh,
give life to few brave pilgrims
that approach in silence
so the earth won’t cry…

And I truly hope the earth won’t cry
and that the sea refreshes you,
and that the forests and the valleys warm your body
and that the wind speaks of the loves you’ve left behind…
And that those voices that you hear
sing you a song of light and wonder,
to scare away the shadows,
to scare away the black and bitter sorrow
that you’ve harboured,
quite enamoured of its pleasures,
passionate and vulgar,
caressingly divine,
insane alive with fulgor,
but sour, like bad wine…

And I will search,
search through your smokescreens,
your unbearable delights,
for a hand that reaches skyward,
for a lantern in the night,
for the luck to win your mercy,
for the rhyme to win your heart,
for the smallest,
tiny particle,
the spark…

C.2022, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 09 JAN 2022, Valencia, España

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16 Comentarios

  1. vermavkv dice:

    Beautiful Post ,Sir.

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  2. Brad Osborne dice:

    Life is all about the search. I love this poem, my friend! I found the imagery washing against me like the waves on the shore. One amazing perspective after another. Well written, Francisco!

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    1. Thank you so much my brother!

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      1. Brad Osborne dice:

        Con gusto, mi amigo!

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  3. equipsblog dice:

    Simply, wow! Powerful poem, Francisco.

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    1. Thank you so much Pat!

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    1. Gracias Azurea, un abrazo!

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  4. A beauty, soul-searching poem, Francisco!

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn!

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  5. Gorgeous lines and imagery Francis!
    «Paintings that are born from the thread of the spiderweb of the mind and that turn into missiles that cross continents and leave messages, ideas, feelings and emotions… ❣️💗

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    1. Thank you so very much Cindy!

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      1. pleasure! ❣️

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