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100 years lyrics

  • Artist: BlackSea4ever
  • Translations: Chinese, Italian, Russian
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100 years

What is one hundred years
A movement of time gears
A century, one's lifetime
A set of values paradigm
 
You were born in 1920
Met hardships aplenty
Hunger, war, betrayal
Profile in courage portrayal
 
Leaving homeland late in life
Always fighting against the strife
Helping strangers, guiding light
You gave us the love that shined bright
 
Like a set of photographs
Memories of many laughs
The smile lighting up your eyes
The sadness when I caused your sighs
 
I only saw you cry just once
When grandma passed
A pillar of strength, of wisdom source,
You are gone and sorely missed
 
Although some tears will be shed
The times we played, swam, and sang
The challenges we overcame
Will offer solace in this lonely game
 
Thanks!
thanked 14 times
Submitted by BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:15
Last edited by BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever on Sat, 10/07/2021 - 13:29
Submitter's comments:

For my father

 

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Waran4ikWaran4ik    Thu, 23/07/2020 - 15:54

As you can see, I write, despite being banned.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Thu, 23/07/2020 - 15:58

It doesn’t look like the mod extends to poems - only translations.
What do you care if PZ offers grammatical suggestions, anyway...
Are you going to say you are sorry for the huge generalization? It made me quite upset coming from you.

Waran4ikWaran4ik    Thu, 23/07/2020 - 16:02

I'm not interested in his opinion.

Туна ЧеневскаяТуна Ченевская    Wed, 09/12/2020 - 02:45

Thank you for your poem, Deanna! This one makes me wanna cry 😭

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 09/12/2020 - 03:05

Thanks! Those dear to us are alive in our hearts.

SpeLiAmSpeLiAm    Sat, 10/07/2021 - 12:44

Сам я, может быть, до конца не разобрался бы, но благодаря прекрасному переводу Жени смог понять, насколько чудесны, Диана, и мысль Ваша в этом стихе, и её поэтическое воплощение!

Извините за любопытство: если не секрет, это о ком - о каком-то Вашем родственнике или другом близком человеке?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 10/07/2021 - 13:32

My father would have been 100 on February 13, 2020. World would be a different place if it consisted of such men.

I know I’m hardly a poet, but there is depth and sincerity in my feelings. Not only here.

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