Ten reasons for remaining a child

“Praise to the soul’s immortality”

1.
I am like a child,
I don’t believe in tomorrow,
that’s why I don’t fall asleep early.
I need the police to avoid erring
and a priest to confess.

2.
I am like a child,
when you don’t see me
I behave like I am.
And if you don’t look at me
then I draw your attention.

3.
I am like a child,
I eat junk food,
I don’t work out,
I sleep with my mind off
and I don’t make my bed.

4.
I am like a child,
I play with people,
I invent uncertain things.
If you ask from the heart,
I carelessly tell the truth.

5.
I am like a child,
if I fall down
you tell me not to cry,
if I stifle
for sure I will burst.

6.
I am like a child,
you don’t take me seriously
because you envy me.
You don’t listen to me
because I recall you what you are.

7.
I am like a child,
I create my world,
far away from yours.
You ask me to grow up
but that makes you suffer.

8.
I am like a child,
everything surprises me
while you look at the floor,
I move with violence
but you hold me with your hand.

9.
I am like a child,
I dream awake,
you dream sleeping,
I am waken up by nightmares
and you by reality.

10.
I am like a child,
but I’ve already been one,
I’ve already been young,
I’ve already been old.
But I am like a child.

 


By: Juan sin Ombligo (Colombia)

Author of Letras & Poesía


Translated from 10 razones para no dejar de ser como un niño by Luca Arnaldo


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