Ported day laborer

Trilingual text: English, Italian and Romanian languages (english version by Emanuel Patrascioiu)

Do you think that only a few whispered prayers
will be the price for hiring God as your ported day laborer
to carry your burdens
or that they are used as a scythe for the sins
You have not worn the shirt of your neighbor; you have not nested on a tear
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, but it sits on the ground where
the owner is the indifference

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Facchino alla giornata
Credi che ti costi un paio di preghiere proferite formale
per assumere Dio come facchino giornaliero
per portarti i fardelli?
O che essi faranno di falce per l’erba impetuosa i peccati …
Non hai indossato la camicia del vicino, non ti sei annidato in una lacrima
L’inferno sia lastricato di buone intenzioni, ma si siede sul terreno dove
proprietario è l’indifferenza

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hamal cu ziua
crezi că te costă doar câteva rugăciuni murmurate formal
să-l angajezi pe Dumnezeu ca hamal zilier
să-ți care poverile?
sau că ele țin loc de coasă ierbii impetuoase…păcatelor?
nu ai îmbrăcat cămașa aproapelui, nu te-ai cuibărit într-o lacrimă
iadul o fi el pavat cu bunele intenții dar, stă pe pământul unde
proprietar este indiferența

7 thoughts on “Ported day laborer

  1. Thank you for this. I really needed to read these words.

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  2. lonnietalouise

    Reblogged this on lonnietalouise and commented:
    beautiful poem,love it….

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  3. Really like those opening lines oof the poem…very powerful

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  4. This is lovely and bold: intrepid.

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