LAMENTATION

O tenderness! You move in the space
Of hearts trembling in bitter passion,
Darting towards the madmen who are weary
And who cry, miserable, on the earth.

O voluptuousness! You hide on the horizon
Your vain hopes, you waltz, as if dead
Voicing your decision
Which proclaims itself ungrateful.
O! the sky takes you away!

O candor! You turn your back on the dream
Of ephemeral pleasures in this world
Where hearts are torn apart, sad verve!
Caress of the madmen in this immondo world!

O Infinite! Write the universal
Of those who weep at the rage of evil
Moroseness of those and those
Who fall into the immoral abyss!

O bitterness! Drowned in the depths
Of my being, playing morose rhythms
In a symphony full of pain
Turn your face away from my rosy arms!

O coldness of time! Tear my heart apart
And the seconds for a little peace
Carry away for me the winds of fear
Towards odysseys of sulphur without peace!


© MYRIAM GHEZAÏL BEN BRAHIM

LAMENTATION