Pardon me, my God, but simple and devoid
from greatest ambitions a man I really am,
I don’t expect to be led to live in the Paradise.
I wish to say that I love so much this planet
You have granted us from earliest ages,
home to countless our ancestors.
I love every sunrise, all new day calling me
on joining forces to open new work fronts.
I love the scarlet red sunset that announces
the day’s end, enchanting and bewitching
the early evening, full of beautiful women,
loving sisters of our race, only found here,
I learned to love hard and heavy the way
we were condemned to gain our bread,
since the disobedience of our forefathers.
May I live my eternal life, if so I deserve it,
not in the heavens with saints and angels,
but in my native earth,
forever smelling its brown ochre, around
sinful, yet amorous brothers and sisters.