SUDDENLY…

 

SUDDENLY
Our first tango in Paris
Your first caress
Your first kiss
Never say never
Good things do happen
Suddenly

One day there is nothing but death
Suddenly life sprouts up
One day it’s bleak
Suddenly I see  the sun peak
One day it’s all cold endless nights
Suddenly the nights grow shorter
One day muffled cries into my pillow
Suddenly I laugh tossing my head back

One day I die
From lie after lie
Suddenly love knocks on my door
And my feet hit the floor
I can’t wait to see what’s in store
In a not too distant shore

Un dia un suspiro,                                             One day I sigh
De pronto un escalofrio,                                Suddenly shivers up and down my spine
Un dia bebo vino sola,                                    One day alone, I drink red wine
Depronto tengo quien llene mi copa  ,     Suddenly you fill my glass

One day I belong to no one
Suddenly you showed up!

EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2012

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EARTH AND AIR

To a beautiful person I know…

Earth and Air
You walked by and did a double take
You stopped
When everyone rushed on through
You said hello
I said who are you
You said I’m looking for a home
I too have been all alone
You said I am here
Iam tempted to run
You said I have no fear
I said nothing is clear
You said let’s plant a seed
I said you are the one I need
You said you, I will not harm
I want to hold on to your arm
You said hold on then
My icy heart grows warm
You are earth
I am air

Eva Santiago copyright 2012

 

NOT SCARY AT ALL

NOT SCARY AT ALL
This world is not as scary as they told us
The time clock ticks
Time marches on
And things go on unabated,
litigated
Emancipated.
There is nothing new under the sun
Days gone by
People are still people
And they keep to their own

The world is not as scary as they said
Tabu things
Belong to the past
Kids grow up fast
Nothing ever lasts

They painted for us a dangerous world
And I defy that
Boy still meets girl
And he tips his hat
Boy meets girl
A perfect match they make
Mom and dad frown
They have to let go
Cuz all their kids are almost grown

Don’t tell the young guns this world is scary
They don’t care
They won’t listen to your outdated fears
Let them eat, drink and be merry
Don’t even think they are clueless
Sometimes let ‘em surprise you
At times you’re the one who needs a clue.

-Eva Santiago copyright 2012

 

 

NEGLECT: LOVE’S SILENT KILLER

NEGLECT: LOVE’S SILENT KILLER
Love does not die over night my friend
It decays little by little
Like a terminal disease
Love was fine one day
Or so you thought
But you ignored the warning signs
She pleaded
You ignored
She wept bitterly
You shushed her angrily
She asked you for water
You left the fertile soil grow bone dry
She chased you
You out ran her- never letting her catch up to your mad pace
She was wide awake
You knocked her unconscious
She was vibrant
You dimmed her light
She was your world
You told her to get out of it
She trusted
You trampled her under your muddy boot
She laughed at all your jokes
And now she laughs at you
You’re the cruelest joke.
Love does not die over night my friend
It dies quietly, little by little
Until the day you uproot it
And every root is crisp, dry and dead
Neglect is the worst form of abuse
It kills love silently…like a life threatening disease

-EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2012