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    Default A poem about Roland - End of series SPOILERS!

    This is my first poem about the Dark Tower and my first try to translate a poem of mine from Greek to English. So it might have spelling/grammar mistakes, which I apologise for.
    It might also have some SPOILERS of the end of the series, so be carefull.

    Your Ghost

    You are my only friend
    But when I turn to see you, you look the other way.
    You protect me; you dont let them harm me.
    You kill for me
    And you hate me
    Youre the only one always beside me.
    I know though, you dont care.
    How could you?
    How could I blame you?
    Im ice but Ill never melt

    When I left the big city
    that city that had been destroyed
    I also left half of you behind
    Dead at heart, I took the remainders with me.
    Did the glass show me the truth?
    Would we meet again?
    Would we listen to the song, as one?

    We had to do it, because the world was empty
    Wed do it, if we could find others to walk with us.
    Others who wed love and kill in our course.
    Wed hear them talk, think, touch
    Wed feel their hopes
    Wed both feel again, as they would.

    Do you remember how much I made you cry, friend?
    I think I didnt mean to, but theres a curse I curry
    A black and crimson curse, like dried blood
    And when she kissed me, she felt it in my breath
    She the blackbird that stayed in the end
    Sorrowful, hungry, weary
    She had lost the biggest cause.


    And she left me, just like the boy did.
    That boy who resurrected my lifeless heart
    That boy who made you smile, friend
    Even though you still hated me.
    That one I left to fall and then I drew him back.
    And gave him to you, to hold him in your hands
    So as to create soul out of you again.


    You saw it yourself, the glass spoke true
    Only she didnt mean good for the others
    Or did she?
    And if they meet somewhere else, will you smile?
    Will you accept it if you learn that they hugged again?
    Will you hug me too, maybe?
    I know the answer
    I already hear you answering.
    I touch you.

    The answer is no.
    Because as we were climbing the ladder
    you saw with your eyes what Ive done to you
    You saw that I killed you, as you were protecting me
    And the dead cant feel
    And If I was driven to despair, you knew it from the start.
    Your ghost will always partner me
    Ive entrapped it.
    I took your life.
    Id like to say that I didnt mean to
    But that would be a lie


    And the original in Greek

    Το φάντασμά σου

    Είσαι ο μόνος φίλος μου
    Αποστρέφεις το βλέμμα όμως, όταν γυρίζω να σε δω
    Με προστατεύεις δεν αφήνεις να μου κάνουν κακό
    σκοτώνεις για μένα
    Αλλά με μισείς
    Είσαι ο μόνος που δίπλα μου είναι συνεχώς
    Το ξέρω, στο βάθος αδιαφορείς
    Πώς αλλιώς;
    Πώς θα μπορούσα να σε κατηγορήσω;
    Πάγος είμαι που δε λιώνει

    Φεύγοντας απ τη μεγάλη πόλη
    Την πόλη που είχε καταστραφεί
    Άφησα πίσω τον μισό από σένα
    Νεκρός στην καρδιά, πήρα τον υπόλοιπο μαζί
    Είχα δει στη σφαίρα την αλήθεια;
    Θα συναντιόμασταν κάποτε ξανά;
    Θα ακούγαμε οι δυο μας το τραγούδι σαν ένας;


    Έπρεπε να το κάνουμε γιατί ο κόσμος είχε αδειάσει
    Θα το κάναμε αν βρίσκαμε κι άλλους να μας συνοδεύσουν
    Άλλους που θα αγαπούσαμε και θα σκοτώναμε στο διάβα μας
    Θα τους ακούγαμε να μιλούν, να σκέφτονται, να αγγίζουν
    Θα νιώθαμε ότι ελπίζουν
    Θα νιώθαμε κι οι δυο ξανά, όπως κι αυτοί

    Φίλε μου θυμάσαι πόσο σ έκανα να κλάψεις;
    Δεν το ήθελα νομίζω, αλλά κατάρα κουβαλώ
    Κατάρα μαύρη και κόκκινη σαν ξεραμένο αίμα
    Κι όταν αυτή με φίλησε το νιωσε στην ανάσα μου
    Αυτή το μαυροπούλι που έμεινε στο τέλος
    Θλιμμένη, πεινασμένη, κατάκοπη
    Έχοντας ήδη χάσει το μεγαλύτερο σκοπό

    Με άφησε κι αυτή όπως και το αγόρι με είχε αφήσει
    Αυτό που ανάστησε την ψόφια μου καρδιά
    Αυτό που σ έκανε φίλε να μου χαμογελάσεις
    Κι ας με μισούσες ακόμη
    Αυτό που άφησα να πέσει και σήκωσα ξανά
    Και στο δωσα για να το κλείσεις μες στα χέρια σου
    Για να γεννήσει ψυχή ξανά από σένα


    Το είδες, η σφαίρα είπε την αλήθεια
    Για τους άλλους μόνο δεν είχε σκοπό καλό
    Ή είχε;
    Κι αν αλλού αυτοί βρεθούν θα χαμογελάσεις;
    Θα το δεχτείς αν μάθεις ότι αγκαλιάστηκαν ξανά;
    Θα με αγκαλιάσεις ίσως κι εμένα;
    Ξέρω τι θα απαντήσεις.
    Σε ακούω ήδη να απαντάς.
    Σε αγγίζω.

    Όχι, απαντάς
    Γιατί ανεβαίνοντας τις σκάλες είδες με τα μάτια σου τι σου έχω κάνει
    Είδες ότι σε σκότωσα κι ας με προστάτευες
    Και οι νεκροί δεν νιώθουν.
    Αν απελπισία μ έπιασε εσύ το ήξερες απ την αρχή.
    Το φάντασμά σου πάντα θα με συντροφεύει
    Γιατί το έχω παγιδέψει
    Σου αφαίρεσα τη ζωή
    Θα ήθελα να πω πως έγινε άθελά μου
    Αλλά θα ήταν ψέμα.

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    thats beautiful

    and it works whether one relates it to the dark tower or not
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    thank you so much

    My first try to write a poem directly in English.

    DTVII SPOILERS!

    For Jake

    Where are you now?
    Where do you sleep?
    Are you there where I left you?
    Is there a rose there at least?

    I just have memories of you to keep me alive
    And a mourning animal that can’t stay behind.
    Dear boy you shouldn’t be left at school
    You were happy to be here with me as you could

    Since I let you live in my heart as a prince
    You could easily forget all that you missed
    You would learn how to shoot, how to fight, how to kill
    I would learn how hug, how to trust, how to feel

    my dear
    I‘d never let you fall again.
    If only I could assure you for that
    For I couldn’t even convince myself
    Now you’re lying there cold and alone

    You ‘re my soul, you’re my love, you’re the one that I need
    But my feelings don’t matter, for ka is my Dinh
    And ka wants me to bury my soul there with you
    And keep on going to do what’s left to do.

    my dear
    I’m cursed to stay alive
    I have nothing to wait for
    No one to hold
    no one to save
    Just somewhere to go.
    ...and a signature

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    WOW! This second one about Jake really touched me! The last lines are wonderful and in the same time tragic..

    Very nice work lizaki

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    Maybe you should think about changing the title of this thread? It is not "a poem" any longer, but a collection (which bears appreciate very much), so just tell me what title you would like, and so it will be.

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Very nice, I particularly like the second one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    so just tell me what title you would like, and so it will be.
    Thankee big big.
    Something like "DT inspired poems"? I'm not sure
    ...and a signature

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    think a couple of days, and if you don't come up with anything else, we'll make it "DT inspired poems"


    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I trust you
    Will you think something for me?
    ...and a signature

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