Lilian de Celis - Muñecos (English translation)

Spanish

Muñecos

Un muñequito quise comprarme
y caprichosa me fuí a un bazar.
Un guapo mozo al despacharme
¿Que va, señora -dijo- a comprar?
Mirele y dije -comprar querría
cualquier muñeco para jugar.
-¿Y yo señora, no serviría?
-Jesus, que cosas hay que escuchar.
 
Y sus ojos me miraban
y sus labios sonreían
Ojos que me acariciaban
y sus labios que callaban
parece que me decían:
¿Por qué te asombró, mujer
aquella interrogación?
Si ya debes tu saber
que en manos de una mujer
muñecos los hombres son.
 
Yo le amé mucho y sentíme amada.
fui como un pájaro, como una flor.
Pero un mal día, una gran dama
me arrebató a quien era mi amor
Quedé confusa y avergonzada
quedé vencida por el dolor.
Viendo que yo no valía nada
frente al dinero y al esplendor.
 
Y sus ojos me miraban
y sus labios sonreían
Ojos que ya no me amaban
y sus labios que callaban
parece que repetían:
No te asombres tú, mujer
de aquella interrogación.
Si acabando estás de ver
que en manos de una mujer
muñecos los hombres son.
 
Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Wed, 12/07/2017 - 01:51
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English translation

Toys

I wanted to buy me a little toy
and whimsical I went to the bazaar.
A handsome boy who served me
said, - What are you going to buy, miss?
I looked at him and said -I'd like to buy
any toy to play.
-And I wouldn't be useful, miss?
-Jesus, the things I listen.
 
And his eyes were looking at me
and his lips were smiling at me
Eyes that were caressing me
and his quiet lips
seemed to say:
Why were you amazed, woman
by this question?
You must already know
that in hands of a woman
men are toys.
 
I loved him a lot and I felt loved.
I was like a bird, like a flower.
But a bad day, a great lady
pulled me out who was my love
I was left confused and ashamed
I was defeated by the pain.
Seeing that I worthed nothing
compared to money and greatness.
 
And his eyes were looking at me
and his lips were smiling at me
Eyes that no longer loved me
and his quiet lips
seemed to repeat:
Don't be amazed, woman
of that question
If you are already knowing
that in hands of a woman
men are toys.
 
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Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Wed, 12/07/2017 - 03:27
Last edited by Diazepan Medina on Thu, 10/08/2017 - 14:48
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