Earthly Desire

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,

nowhere else.

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.

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