Por Beatriz Salcedo-Strumpf
Ideas ancestrales te obligaron
a amordazar nuestro pacto de amor
El amor verdadero
carece de fronteras y de límites.
Por qué matar esa pasión
que debía ser eterna entre los dos
Acribilar aquello que tanto amas
Y anular aquella esencia
Que se desbordó en tu ser.
Escucha tus instintos de tu corazón que
languidece por mi sonrisa
Por qué enmudecer tu voz que desea
que arde en lo más profundo de tu conciencia.
Suelta esa inmundicia ancestral.
Vomita ese veneno que ha truncado
la plenitud de nuestra pasión.
By Beatriz Salcedo-Strumpf
Ancestral ideas made you muzzle our pact of love
True love doesn’t have limits or borders
Why to kill this passion that
Should have been eternal
Between you and me
Riddle with wounds that which you love so dearly
And blot out the essence
That overflowed in your being.
Listen to the instincts of your heart that
Wilts for want of my smile.
Why to mute your voice that desires and burns,
In the deepest part of your conscience.
Let go of that ancestral impurity
Vomit out the poison that has cut off unfulfilled
The fullness of our passion.
11 thoughts on “Amor Trunco/ Unfulfilled Love”
I think this poem can speak to all of us, hoping and wishing for a relationship to continue when it appears to be dwindling in the mind of one’s significant other. This is a moving poem, I really enjoy the parts where you demonstrate the infinite possibilities of love and passion, and to give into one’s heart instead of relying solely on their mind; after-all love comes from within, not from rationalizing. You must FEEL love, not think it!
This poem expresses a great deal of what is going on in my blog. Thank you.
I guess we all are humans and somehow, we all have universal feelings. I originally wrote the poem in Spanish and then translated into Spanish.
Great poem! I can relate; being in a 6-year relationship, there have been times I have felt as if I want more yet his interest was fading, and even vise-versa. And I also like the part that talks about giving into ones heart- it makes me think of a lyric from a song by Death Cab for Cutie- it says “You shouldnt think what you’re feeling.”
Me alegra que te haya gustado el poema y aunque es triste, es interesante que los humanos tenemos sentimientos universales, sobre todo cuando amamos a las personas.
Este poema se conecta a muchas personas. Yo mismo he estado en una relación a largo plazo y tenemos nuestras altas y bajas, pero siguen estando en una relación amorosa.
Este poema me hace pensar en “Romeo y Julieta”. Me gusta cuando las cosas se relacionan con el teatro! Incluso si no hizo, es bueno.
I have always thought about relationships like Men wear blue glasses and Women wear pink glasses! lol Men want respect and women want love ! I think sometimes growing up girls are under the impression love should be prefect. I disagree I have been in a relationship for 7 years. I have found compromise and honestly has always been a key in my own relationship, as well as forgiveness! Sometimes finding that right person means “who you want by your side when things get tough”. Throughout life I think eventually we end up where we were suppose to be along along, takes some of us longer than others 🙂
Creo que todo el mundo puede relacionarse con este poema de alguna manera u otra. Sé que puedo, y me gusta mucho este poema. Creo que deberías compartir algunas de sus poesías en clase!
I think this poem speaks on more than just unrequited love. I feel that it also has a Romeo and Juliet sentiment to it as well. It tells of loss and of things that may never be, due to ancestral expectations.