Sharing with friends my poem “My Love for Earth”, just published in the Fall 2022 print issue of “West Ward Quarterly”, page 27. Many thanks to the dear editor Dr. Richard Leonard.
My Love for Earth
I know there is a final day for my life on earth.
Perhaps I will win the prize of the righteous,
which is, after death, living in Paradise.
But, oh my God, I love so much this planet
which You granted to us from earliest ages!
I love every sunrise, every new day calling me
to join forces and open new work fronts.
I love that scarlet red sunset that announces
the early evening, enchanting and bewitching
haunted nights, always full of beautiful women,
loving sisters of our race, only found here,
I learned to love, hard and harsh, the way
we were condemned to gain our bread,
since the disobedience of our ancestors.
I think I will never be able to say goodbye
to this homeland, mine and of all of us.
If I come to deserve an eternal life,
please, leave me here, even if you have to enchant me
as an elf or a fairy, forever feeling its brown ochre scent,
among sinful, yet amorous brothers and sisters.