You Changed Me, Too: Το Λευκο Πηργο

Helen, Helen
Do you hear ?
Can you see ?
My lips, eyes, hands.
I sit near you,
My Helen,
near enough to touch you

You said:
I will always know
how much you changed my life.
You changed me, too
I am no longer what I was
the man I was

You saw
In the death of that old woman
how we care for our dying.
In the embrace and tenderness
given her son,
how we care for our families.
Hakim

You saw
the rage of a Sensei
when his students couldn’t show
respect for the woman
they cared for.
No random violence this
A laser-like strike at
indifference, ignorance.
Ιατρός

Helen, Helen
Do you hear ?
Can you see ?
My lips, eyes, hands
I sit near you,
My Helen,
near enough to touch you.

You said:
I will always know
how much you changed my life.
You changed me, too
I am no longer what I was
the man I was.

Have I harmed you ?
This man you know
lies outside normality
in our system.
But you,
in your place you are
now unrecognizable.
Can you survive ?
Lost

Helen
it is not your wondrous
beauty
your porcelain-neck,
that is so enticing –
although your beauty IS enticing –
it is your
brilliance
kindness
humanity

Helen, Helen
Do you hear ?
Can you see ?
My lips, eyes, hands
I sit near you,
My Helen,
near enough to touch you

You said,
I will always know
how much you changed my life.
You changed me, too
I am no longer what I was
the man I was

For this
you suffer.
For this
you are lost.
For this
I love you:
Hakim
Sensei
Ιατρός
Helen.

I am near enough
to touch
you.

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14 April, 2013

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