Bad dreams

Bad dreams,

poison in my bloodstreams,

gas in the middle of screams,

shivers carried by silent beams.

 

Bad dreams,

toxic air in my lungs,

bitterness in my tongue,

horrors becoming young.

 

Bad dreams,

howling in the moonlight,

tarnishing white,

with dark knights.

 

Bad dreams,

measured with tears,

hiding gloomy cheers,

playing with the gears,

of my quivering fears.

 

Measure

¿Por qué esas lágrimas púrpura?

¿A qué se deben esas lágrimas púrpura?

Si tú lo tienes todo.

Existen personas que están peor que tú y no lloran nunca.

Detén esas gotas que se deslizan fuera de tus ojos.

 

Seca tus mejillas,

arregla tu maquillaje que se ha corrido,

ajústate el suéter y deja de mirar atrás.

No mereces llorar.

 

¿Por qué lloras, si eres perfecta?

Una situación como esta,

no merece que desgastes tus ojos llorando así,

como pintura púrpura que oscurece un paisaje blanco.

 

¿Sigues llorando?

Mira hacia el frente.

En algún momento,

esas lágrimas púrpura dejarán de caer.

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Purple

Desperate voices

In the middle of a storm I can observe,

what life whispers behind my back.

And as I see her turn her face away,

I can see my world turning black.

 

Now I see the shy lightning bolts,

appear in the middle of the gray.

Looking directly at us.

 

Just under sinister sheets,

the shackles for now quiet and dark,

waiting for murmurations in the lonely streets,

hearing desperate voices scream outside.

 

 

Murmuration

Goodbye

Goodbye we say when we see them go away,

goodbye we say when we try to hold on.

Goodbye we use to say when that train departs,

carrying everything we had.

 

So we continue watching him go,

and we start to use to,

that terrible loneliness,

that never left our sides.

 

The train that never runs out of energy,

that flies away with our opportunities.

That sometimes end as a tragedy,

for all our communities.

 

Year after year,

spring after spring.

Just as we start to see things crystal clear,

what time brings.

 

To be successful,

in what we want to get,

we should learn to forget.

 

And we have to learn to say goodbye,

drop that treacherous past.

Finally, everything will come to an end,

and we’ll leave behind that old train.

 

Successful

Crystal spheres

Memories we lost in the past,

trying to make them come back.

And even though they will not return,

they are locked in crystal spheres inside our minds.

 

Have we always been like this?

Making our memories the most sacred thing in our lives.

Even if they aren’t with us anymore,

we keep them frozen in the most chilling part of our brain.

 

Sacred

Crescent moon

Tell me, crescent moon,

the times I’ve written a letter under your light.

Tell me, crescent moon,

the papers you’ve seen burn.

 

Only you know the times I’ve cried,

because words aren’t enough to tell what I feel.

Only you know the times I’ve looked up to the sky,

thinking if someday my dream will come true.

 

I’m sorry, crescent moon, if I’ve wasted my tears,

flooding my bedroom in the darkness.

I’m very sorry, if I haven’t listened to your advices

and I’ve made the same mistakes over and over again.

 

Please, crescent moon, wherever he is,

protect him and illuminate his path with your light.

Please, crescent moon, I beg you,

never leave him alone.

Keep him under your gaze forever because,

even though I’m not with him, I’ll keep thinking of him everyday and night.

 

I promise, crescent moon, I’ll be more sensible.

I’ll take into account your advices,

and listen to your lessons.

I promise, crescent moon, I’ll keep my secrets,

and I’ll just share them with you,

since you are always watching me.

 

Thank you, crescent moon,

because although I can’t see you every night,

I can see you in his eyes.

Thank you, for looking after me,

for taking care of every step I take.

 

And I want to give you special thanks,

my dear crescent moon,

for allowing me to meet him once.

It would be a pleasure for me to meet him twice.

Más allá de lo que los ojos pueden ver

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Magia, mitos, mariposas amarillas.

Le dieron vida a la realidad.

Retaron lo que los ojos pueden ver,

volando con alas de cristal,

conquistando corazones como los barcos el mar.

Sueños cargados de letras.

Sueños colgados en páginas amarillentas.

Sueños que encontraron la salida.

¡Por fin libres! Se amontonaron en la puerta que abre el mundo,

reventando en una explosión

de amarillo, azul, rojo, verde y blanco.

Atravesando la Rayuela de Julio Cortázar,

encontramos a Argentina.

El sol, desde su bandera ilumina,

la literatura hispanoamericana.

Durante aquellos cien años que nunca pasarán,

¡Qué solos nos dejaste, Gabriel!

Cuando contaste el relato de un náufrago,

y la pluma ubicó un punto final.

Ahora el coronel no tiene quien le escriba.

Nos encontramos con Juan Preciado,

pisando tierra mexicana.

Cerca de Comala se puede observar

a la mente de Juan Rulfo pasear.

Inolvidable Aura la de Carlos Fuentes.

Inolvidable el pacto entre la rutina diaria y Martín Santomé.

Inolvidable recorrido a través de recuerdo dominicanos,

que con dolor y melancolía vuelven siempre a nuestra mente.

Para Latinoamerica el tiempo no pasa.

Aún estamos perdidos viendo llover en Macondo.

Todavía atrapados en un mundo,

de magia, mitos, mariposas amarillas.

Que le dio vida a la realidad,

que la tuvo entre sus manos un momento,

y que nunca la dejará escapar.

Este es un poema que escribí acerca del realismo mágico y el boom latinoamericano, hechos históricos de mi continente. Mencioné algunos símbolos de  libros y autores reconocidos de este movimiento, entre ellos las famosas mariposas amarillas colombianas de Gabriel García Márquez. Espero que les guste y se aventuren a leer autores latinoamericanos (si no lo han intentado ya), nuestra literatura es mágica e incomparable. ¡Feliz fin de semana para todos!