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Self Respect and Dignity

(For Alci Acosta)
Ricardo Saúl LaRosa

I have not a soul to blame,
I accuse none,
I judge not,
Only myself…

Nobody forced me to fall in love,
Blindly,
Madly,
With passions of the heart…

But what you did,
Was not in good faith,
I trusted you,
And you betrayed that confidence…

You placed me upon the heavens,
You led me through bridges,
Made of rotten wood,
Knowing that I would fall…

You led me by my hand,
And in my passionate blindness,
I believed for once,
In love…

What do you want to hear,
From me?
I will indulge your ego,
“Yes, I love you still!”

With a love that is making me,
Insane,
Stronger,
Destroyed my heart, but, not my soul…

Throughout this lovely nightmare,
I have learned,
That I am very strong,
Inside!

What did you think I would say,
When I saw you,
Today,
Beg you not to leave…

I walk away from this masquerade,
With my head,
Held high,
No reason to bow down…

I decide when to end this fucking nightmare!
And it ends now,
Today,
It’s over between us…

I don’t know what you want,
I don’t dare ask,
Do not come closer,
You’ve done enough harm already…

You played me for a fool,
Stolen my heart’s love,
But my self respect and dignity,
You will never touch…

Don’t say those things,
Stop kissing me,
My love,
Please stop…

Now you must leave!

From THIS SERENADE OF LOVE