Feliz Navidad 2032

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Christmas Eve 2032

Somewhere in Spain

The room is warm

With colorful light

And chants of joy

 

Outside the faintest of rain

Clears what’s left of the day.

But out of sight

In a gloomy corner

Sits daddy Rajoy

 

Allone in his typical way

Chrestfallen

Trying to remember

Trying to forget

Why no visitor came in just yet

 

Why, why, why!

I did no harm.

 

Still

The nurses know

And the caretakers know

And all the elderly know

 

Fathers who beat up their kids

For no good reason at all

Always end up all alone

Somewhere in a dreary corner

Of the retirement home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch 11 (for Evy)

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I tried

In the pale light of  a silver moon

(With matches and fire

Shavings and wood)

To act skillful  and cool

 

I tried

My hardest

Overlooking you

Wondering

Why you stood there

Eyes up to heaven

Catch eleven

 

I tried

But you were there

And you were you

 

Inspired by: Catch, The Cure, 1987

Still Magic

peter

There’s quite a few by now

And  quite a few

Of them

Are mine

Thin meandering lines

Carefully chiseled

Right around  her eyes

 

Regrets I have

So many by now

And still…

Still she says

She’s mine

Inspired by: Still Magic, Peter Skellern, 1980

 

Er zijn er

Nogal wat

En nogal wat

Komen door mij

Dunne meanderende lijnen

Voorzichtig gebeiteld

Rond haar ogen

 

Spijt

Loert altijd om de hoek

En toch…

Toch zegt ze

Dat ze nog steeds geen ander zoekt

Lesser Years

neil

Children of  these lesser years

Growing up with enemies

and heroes made of make-believe

Nothing  really to achieve

Growing cold in hate and fear

And hardly something to hold dear.

 

Some of the old  are still around

Longing for some long lost warmth.

 

Hoping to be found

Willing to change

And dying to say:

Never, never, never,

Never again!

 

inspired by: Rockin’ In The Free World, Neil Young, 1989

 

Shake the Disease

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Suppose

Another me

Speaking firm and warm

In a widely spoken tongue

 

Suppose

Another you

Listening

 

Imagine

Us

Just a little longer

Supposing we’ll be fine

(for M and S)

 

 

Veronderstel

Een andere ik

Vastberaden en warm sprekend

De woorden die je zo graag wil horen

 

Veronderstel

Een andere jij

Luisterend

 

Stel je voor

Wij

Nog heel even

Veronderstellend dat het goed komt

(voor M en  S)

 

 

inspired by:  Shake the Disease, Depeche Mode, 29 April 1985