Requiem for a friend (Requiem por un amigo)

Spanish

Requiem por un amigo

Metamorfosis curiosa
metamorfosis extraña
del que nace mariposa
y se convierte en araña
Sombra pálida eres tu
del amigo aquel
que libre fue en su juventud
y al que yo admiré
 
Sombra, mala sombra
que te hizo caer
en un pastel de rica miel
preso de patas en él
 
Vengo a dejar testimonio
de tu falta de coraje
vendiste tu alma al demonio
por ser un gran personaje
Te erigiste un monumento
de plástico y cartón piedra
y te enredaste en la hiedra
del fuste y del fundamento
 
Sombra, mala sombra
que te hizo caer
en el pastel de rica miel
coronado de oropel
 
Conseguiste llegar alto
y eres pese a tu dinero
un oso más que da saltos
al son del mismo pandero
Réquiem para el que fue amigo
réquiem al que ahora es extraño
ya nada tengo contigo
pálida sombra de antaño
 
Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Mon, 03/07/2017 - 01:38
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Requiem for a friend

Curious metamorphosis
strange metamorphosis
of who is born as butterfly
and becomes a spider
Pale shadow you are
of that friend
who was free in his youth
and who I admired
 
Shadow, bad shadow
that made you fall
in a cake of delicious honey
caught in it by the feet
 
I come to testify
your lack of bravery
you sold your soul to the devil
for being a great character
You erected yourself a monument
of plastic and papier maché,
and you got tangled in the ivy
of importance and basis
 
Shadow, bad shadow
that made you fall
in a cake of delicious honey
crowned in glitz
 
You achieved to reach high
and you are despite of your money
another bear who jumps
to the beat of the same tambourine
Requiem for who was my friend
requiem for who now is strange
I have nothing with you now
pale shadow of yesterday.
 
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Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Tue, 04/07/2017 - 02:50
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