Elegy For Life

Day.
Angry waves of the sea
Threatening the solid rocks of my castle.
No more horror to see
Than the slaughter of a whole cattle.
You are like an empty room;
Only poisonous air and the fear
To be your man or your groom
At your side the deaths bells I hear.
You are the day, you are my hated shade.
Night.
Ship’s crew happy for its brief safety.
Men of all ages drinking for the present glory.
And, I the captain, alone with my ghosts
Begging the winds to bring me to the coasts
I am the night but not my men’s fate
And between day and night
In the distant sight, I knew who you are:
The twenty fifth hour or a moment of life.

by hmimi djamel

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