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Sfarsitul veni fara de veste.
Esti fericita? Vad ca porti inel.
Am inteles, voi trage dunga peste
Nadejdea inutila. Fa la fel.

Nu, nici un cuvant, nu-mi spune ca-i o forma.
Cunosc insemnatatea ei deplin.
Stiu, voi aveti in viata alta norma.
Eu insa-n fata normei nu ma-nchin.

Nu te mai cant in versuri niciodata,
Mai mult in drumul tau nu am sa ies.
Nu-ti fac reprosuri, nu esti vinovata
Si n-am sa spun ca nu m-ai inteles.

A fost desigur, numai o greseala.
Putea sa fie mult – nimic n-a fost.
In vesnicia mea de plictiseala
Tot nu-mi inchipui ca puneai vreun rost.

Si totusi, totusi, cateva atingeri
Au fost de-ajuns sa-mi deie ameteli.
Vedeam vazduhul fluturand de ingeri,
Lumina-n noaptea mea de indoieli.

Cand degete de Midas am pus, magic,
Pe frageda fiinta-a ta de lut,
Simteam in mine murmurul pelagic,
Al sfintelor creatii de-nceput.

Vedeam cum peste vremuri se inalta
Statuia ta de aur greu, masiv,
Cum serioase veacuri se descalta
Si-ngenunchiate randuri, submisiv,

La soclul tau dumnezeiesc asteapta
Sa le intinzi cu zambet linistit
Spre sarutare adorata dreapta
‘Nainte de-a se sterge-n infinit.

O, de-am fi stat alaturi doar o ora,
Ai fi ramas in auriul vis
Ca o eterna, roza, aurora
De neinteles, de nedescris.

Ireversibil s-a incheiat povestea
Si nici nu stiu de ai sa mai citesti
Din intamplare randurile-acestea
In care as vrea sa fii ce nu mai esti.

N-am sa strivesc eu visul sub picioare,
N-am sa patez cu vorbe ce mi-i drag.
As fi putut sa spun:”Esti ca oricare”,
Dar nu vreau in noroaie sa ma bag.

De-ar fi mocirla-n jurul tau cat haul,
Tu vei ramane nufarul de nea
Ce-l oglideste beat de pofte taul
Ce-l tine, candid, amintirea mea.

Vei fi acolo pururi neintinata,
Te voi iubi mereu, fara cuvant,
Si lumea n-o sa stie niciodata
De ce nu pot mai mult femei sa cant.

Acolo, sub lumina de mister,
Scaldata-n apa visurilor, lina,
Vei sta, iubita, ca-ntru-un colt de cer
O stea de seara blanda si senina.

Iar cand viata va fi rea cu tine,
Cand or sa te improaste cu noroi
Tu fugi in lumea visului la mine,
Vom fi acolo, singuri, amandoi.

Cu lacrimi voi spala eu orice pata,
Cu versuri nemaiscrise te mangai.
In dulcea lor cadenta leganata
Te vei simti ca-n visul tau dintai.

Iar de va fi, cum simt mereu de-o vreme,
Sa plec de-aicea, de la voi, curand,
Cand glasul tau vreodata-o sa ma cheme,
Voi reveni la tine din mormant.

Iar de va fi sa nu se poata trece
Pe veci pecetluitele hotare,
M-as zbate-ngrozitor in tarna rece,
Plangand in noaptea mare, tot mai mare.

The Interview with God

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.
“If you have the time” I said.
God smiled. “My time is eternity.”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”
“What surprises you most about humankind?”

God answered…
“That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.”
“That they lose their health to make money… and then lose their money to restore their
health.”
“That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future.”
“That they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked…
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons you want your children to learn?”
“To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.”
“To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.”
“To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.”
“To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them.”
“To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.”
“To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings.”
“To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.”
“To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”

“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else you would like your children to know?”

God smiled and said, “Just know that I am here… always.”