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A Letter for X

By M.Arief Wibowo

220807

 

 

X,

Iím so sad today to admit,

That thereís indeed a power stronger than love

He who could untie the dear feeling between 2 close hearts

 

So short they were always,

†† the moments I could meet you

But all the memories Iíve acquired of you

Prove too remaining to forget

 

That first time you invited me to go

And the other time you took my arm and held it between yours

Youíve poured water

To the dead rose underlying within my heart

 

Do you ever realise

How strong my feeling had grown to you eversince?

You once stole my soul

My breath

Everything!!

My heart could not escape you

Nor could my mind abandon reminiscing about you

With my messages

†† I always tried to greet you

†† That you sometimes barely replied

†† And thus always brought me angry

 

Once it had been thought by me

†† that later Iíd like to pronounce

†† this feeling to you

But Iím sorry

†† for today I have to cancel love

 

Iíve seen a mountain before us

†† much too high to climb

Iíve seen a river hinder us

†† much too wide to cross

Thereís indeed a force more powerful than love, Dear

†† atrocious,

†† that love itself has to genuflect to it

 

So let me cancel all this feeling to you

Since I want not to become yours

†† beginning to enter your life

†† illuminating it for a while

†† yet later ending it

†† with loutish words

†† that would ruin your heart

 

Truly,

I donít want to see tear shed

†† By a girl as sweet as you

 

So let me cancel love

Let me unbind myself off you

And be your mere companion

 

Oh any other guy!

Please enter her heart

†† cherish it

†† redden it

With all the colours you could bring

Serve this dearest Lady of all hearts

†† the finest you could

 

Yet at the same time, oh Lady

Please let me take my leave

 

All my traces, you may erase

But not those memories of us

Let them kept

†† as nice stories of our past

†† within our hearts

 

Within my life,

I shall take pursuit

†† of my heartís true happiness

†† thither, somewhere afar

 

 

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