I wait for you everywhere
By Tasos Leivadites
And if someday the moment should come that we must part ways, my love,
don’t lose your courage.
Man’s greatest virtue is he has a heart.
But even greater still, that is when it’s necessary
he put aside that heart of his.
Tomorrow, the children will read about our love in the
school textbooks, beside the names of the stars and the
duties of spouses.
If they were to grant me all of eternity without you,
I would prefer one moment by your side.
I’ll always remember your eyes, wide and fiery,
like two nights of lovemaking, in the middle of the civil war.
Ah, yes, I forgot to tell you that the fields of corn are golden and
endless, because I love you.
Lock the house. Give the neighbor the key and
keep moving. There where families share one loaf of broad among
eight, there where the great shadow falls of
those who were shot. At whatever part of the earth, at whatever time,
there where people are fighting and dying for a
new world… there I will be waiting for you, my love!