By Carlos Perdomo
IntimaciesWhile I try to understand A volcano and its sudden eruption; That mighty force which explodes Without asking any questions Without having any doubts, The night sets in.
I fix my eyes on no specific target I know you are here! Enticing me to open the door And sense: Not the aroma of burning ashes But the soft cadence of a sweet perfume.
ContradictionWhen I met your blue eyes The sound of the bells were in intonation My thoughts always immersed in your Unpredictable smile. I was not enamored of your cascading hair But mesmerized of the softness of your lips.
Soon after, I found myself alone Urging for your voice, Waiting relentless for that answer Hidden in the dark.
I could not convince you of the necessity Of understanding. Yet, For a short eternal instant Your face lived in my hands As I explored the map of the stars And their positions Which I never memorize.
From Dusk to DawnThe wind dances through the valley As the sun creeps ‘cross the sky The birds and bees all make there way Travelling slowly by
The twinklin’ hue of early dusk Is a beautiful sight to hold As the sun sets down for its daily sleep The world moves back to old
Before its sky’s were tinted grey And its seas were tinted black Before the forests held the fear Of every having a lack
The moon rises up and takes command A sovereign for a night The moon and the stars walk hand in hand Aware of their kingdoms plight
As the world slumbers on A peaceful place once more The moon can try to forget Pretend that t’was lore
But forget he never can The wounds lie deep inside his heart He misses the old world That was once like a work of art
Where rivers ran freely Through forests never ending As mountains reached towards the heavens A world with no need of mending
Since when has there been death As frequent as the stars are many Since when has there been millions With no more then a mere penny
What happened to the world That once shone with a light so brightly The light of the pure and innocent He just didn’t know quite rightly
But as the moon looked away in sorrow He spotted a familiar sight Somewhere in this dark world Shone a single, burning light
It brought tears to his old wise eyes To see a treasure so rare The hopes and dreams of a child Who really truly cared
And as the sky lights up with dawn And the moon lies back to rest He can sleep a restful sleep Knowing that he has done his best
And the sun looks out over her world From the cities to the mountains that range And it warms her broken hurting heart To know it all can change