Sargon Boulus

(1944-2007 / Iraq)

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Remarks To Sindbad From The Old Man Of The Sea

Are you already tired?
Our quest has barely begun.
Forget the sea.
Stop dreaming of ships and trade
I'm the last voyage you will
ever make, and likewise
was the first.
Every way
you came by,
every road you took,

I paved with my own hands
for your sake.
and you still complain!
Too heavy on your shoulders, you say?
That's because
I carry eternity's weight
plus my own, and need your legs
to take me around
in my journeying
between night and day.
You will try to escape,
I know, time after time;
you will dream every night
that ...

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