returning home

I cry for you Argentina

I cry for you Argentina

hectic planet’s southern corner

land of passion, crazy arena

aforetime our bonds were stronger.

 

No longer yours, you never mine

our lives belonged together once

I used to taste your scarlet wine,

your gorgeous girls, your charming dance.

 

The friends from ages, forgotten stories

so much privation, my heart is sore

my aging parents, the elder brothers

your call is clear I shall wait no more.

 

Exultant hugs, reunion is great

my parent’s sanctuary regaining life

but there is an end, a settled date

cruel farewell that sticks its knife.

 

I’ve seen those humid agates before

I've heard how silence can drown the wail

hair-raising feeling on every pore

they'll stand upright, I will be frail.

 

Oh, childhood playground! my old-time shelter

long time impeded of children laughing

no words no tears, this way is better

my love, my kids, my home are waiting.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Leaving your childhood place leaves a mix of sweet and sour feelings. Visiting back your birth country is an emotional experience.

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RETURNING HOME

As I return
home
from a long
journey
weary from
travel.

You are
there
waiting
for me
climbing
into your
lap

As a small
child
resting for
awhile

Leaning my
head
on your
shoulder

Snuggled
in your
embrace
I draw
from
your
strength.

In the
evenng
when all
is
quiet.

Being
rocked
in the
cradle
of your
love.

I am
most
happy there.

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RETURNING HOME

As I return
home
from a long
journey
weary from
travel.

You are
there
waiting
for me
climbing
into your
lap

As a small
child
resting for
awhile

Leaning my
head
on your
shoulder

Snuggled
in your
embrace
I draw
from
your
strength.

In the
evenng
when all
is
quiet.

Being
rocked
in the
cradle
of your
love.

I am
most
happy there.

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RETURNING HOME

After
a brief
encounter with life
I must now return
home.

GERMAN

Nach
eine kurze
begegnung mit leben
ich muss zuruck
home.

ITALIAN

Dopo
una breve
incontro con la vita
ora devo tornare
a casa.

SPANISH

Despues de
una breve
en encuentro con vida
ahore debo vuetvo
home,

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RETURNING HOME-HEIMKEHR_GERMAN-(CINQUAIN)

Nach

eine kurze

begegnung mit leben

ich muss zuruck

home.

ENGLISH

After
a brief
encounter with life
I must now return
home

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RETURNING HOME-TORNANDO A CASA-ITALIAN-(CINQUAIN)

Dopo

una breve

incontro con la vita

ora devo tornare

a casa.

ENGLISH

After
a brief
encounter with life
I must now return
home.

(c) copyright heather burns 2011

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RETURNING HOME-VOLVIENDO A CASA-(CINQUAIN)

Despues de

una breve

en encuentro con vida

ahore debo vuetvo

home,

ENGLISH

after
a brief
encounter with life
I must now return
home.

Enter my sweet one
love becomes an open door
my heart awaits you.

********

Once again I come
drinking of your sweet nectar
flower of my heart.

********

A lovely red rose
holding fast to a trellis
never letting go.

********

While my love remains
you are my flower of love
passion of my life.

********

Flower of my heart
my door is always open
my heart awaits you

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Dopo

una breve

incontro con la vita

Ora devo tornare

casa.

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CINQUAIN

After
A brief
Encounter with life
I must now return
Home.

     ********

We
are but
a vapor on
the high side of
life.

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