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Gestern/ Yesterday / Ayer 

Der Schmerz meines Herzens
kennt keine Lieder,
keine Musik.
Es ist das Vergessen,
das mich schmerzt.
Es ist das Vergessen,
das mir meine Träume 
und meine Wünsche raubt,
weil du gingst.
Als mein Leben verschüttet wurde
mit dem Staub des Vergessens
verlor sich der Tag in Zukunftswünschen.
Die Nebel von gestern,
noch unbekannt,
vereinen sich mit dem Universum,
so bleiben wir nicht die,
die wir einmal waren.

The pain of my heart
has no songs,
no music.
It is the forgetting
that hurts me.
It is the forgetting
what takes my desires,
because you left.
When my life was buried
by the dust of oblivion.
The day was lost in future dreams
Yesterday's fogs,
still unknown,
unite with the universe.
We 'll be never the same again 
what we once were
El dolor de mi corazón
ni tiene canciones,
ni música.
Es el olvido
que me duele.
Es el olvido
que quita mis deseos,
porque te fuiste
cuando mi vida fue enterrado
por el polvo del olvido.
El día se había perdido en los sueños de futuro.
Las nieblas de ayer
aún desconocidos,
se unen con el universo.
Nunca más estaremos los cuales
lo que una vez fuimos 

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  1. Date: 6/13/2011 9:28:00 AM
    Gert!! You are my nicest surprise at the Soup today! I was actually thinking of you today and wondering how you were and was supposed to email you then I see all your wonderful comments in my poems;) I am smiling so much upon reading your heartwarming comments & ooh yummy, I know you enjoyed that Belgian truffle & the apple tart & marble cake sound divine-- I also baked a carrot cake the other day-I am sorry to hear that your arm & shoulder are still painful-- when are you getting your results?

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    Date: 6/13/2011 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I sure do hope that the pain will be alleviated-- Ingat and Alles gute! Hugs and love as well-- :D enjoy your day & I hope the weather over there is great...
  1. Date: 5/21/2011 1:52:00 AM
    I feel this way too.YOu captured it most eloquently. Sorry to hear you are not getting relief on the arm/hand thing. Me neither, my friend. Apparently cortisone is yet another thing my body does not absorb well. Time for a surgery!! Can you get a surgery?

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 7:07:00 PM
    a great write, very creative, enjoyed reading.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 11:50:00 AM
    gripping poem, dear gert... ang tula mo ay nagbibigay ng luha at tuwa. napakahusay ng pagsulat ,oh!.. "kahapon" is yesterday.... wow! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 7:10:00 AM
    Gert...Okay, now about this write of yours...this is emotionally packed and full of some deep retrospection!...It is true that certain songs bring up a reminder of lovers past and at least u don't have that...I like the part of your poem that shows u are different, forgetting is the worst part. I pray your pain is easing and you are finding comfort thru the positive things in life...if this is not a personal write, well then, u had me fooled all the same.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Hey Gert, I am sure u have told one hundred folks about your injuries but I had no idea you were down and out! Care to share? I feel badly for you...My spanish student daughter is practicing on your poems so she can pretend to read it to the family in your lovely voice...thanks for enjoying and responding to my poetry...I really like to know if it moved someone or if there are typos, etc..U always put a good 2 cents worth in. Gwendolen-(glad you are back on the soup)!

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 6:38:00 AM
    wishing u a happy weekend Gert.. we just arrived home from Italy.. oh what a long ride this time around with layover... needed to reread some great poetry my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:21:00 AM
    Beautiful write, Gert. So sorry to hear your shoulder is giving you pain now too. I hope the doctors can help you soon. Have a great week, my friend : )

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 10:12:00 PM
    What a very sad write this is Gert, but still so beautifully written-- I sure do hope that your arm is feeling better-- how have you been? Ingat lagi & Alles Gute :) Happy though to read a new post from you :)

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 6:24:00 PM
    Hello, Gert, How are you? Best wishes for the speedy recovery from the illness,

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 1:45:00 PM
    so happy to see u here Gert my friend.. appreciate all your sweet and loving comments... we are packing for return trip back home tomorrow evening... dreading the plane ride but anxious to get home.. wonderful vacation here luv..

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 6:10:00 AM
    I am so pleased to have had the pleasure to read your amazing poetry this morning Gert. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hoping you have a week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 6:02:00 PM
    Sad but beautiful write. hope you are feeling better..its takes time..lots of time. BG

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Welcome back, dear friend. Your poem is eloquently expressed. When someone leaves our life, we not only mourn the loss of "future dreams," but also feel like we are buried deep in grief. I'm hoping life is going better for your now, Gert. Please stay in touch when you are able to write. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 2:35:00 PM
    Oh Gert this is a tender touching and moving write my friend.. where have u been? I have been looking for u luv.. miss when u are not here.. emotional expressions are the key to this lovely piece ..ciao.. in Italy now..luv..