Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Venezuela

Liliana C. Hernandez

Te deje en el otoño
El deterioro continua.
Los pensamientos del que será
O cuando te visitaría.

Tu ya no existes,
Solo eres un recuerdo.
Extintas son las sonrisas,
Tu paraíso eterno.

Pues lo que busco
Necesita un acto milagroso.
Para sanar las heridas
De actos maliciosos.

Tus calles están pintadas de rojo
Eran de oro en mis ojos.
Mis recuerdos infantiles permanecen
Mientras mi país muere en sus escombros.

 

Venezuela - EnglishTranslation

I left you in autumn,
The decay continues.
For wonders of what is to be
Or when I will see you.

You do not exist anymore,
Only a memory resides.
Extinct are the smiles,
Your endless paradise.

For what I seek
Would take a miraculous act.
To heal the wounds
Of such heinous acts.

Your streets are painted red
They were gold in my eyes.
My childhood memories remain
As my country dies.