The narrow hilly road Or the rickety mountainous ones Or those with the ocean on one side And villages on the other.
The twists and turns Of the country roads Beckon the traveller The wanderer in countless souls A left turn here Or a right one there For every turn Brings a new light The swaying trees And the wide highways Can not help watching the world Go past by The narrow hilly road Or the rickety…
Flaring with life You made me smile Your ceaseless passion Made me beam In success and in failure We twinkled And now, while I lie motionless Speechlessly glimpsing you In my last moments You continue to make me smile.
Laughing hysterically On my lame puns While teasing me About my eccentricities You made me smile Quietly watching you Playing with the parrots Swirling your stole Around the bougainvilleas My heart smiled.
Blushing away anxiously Tripping on my coffee On our first date You made me smile.
I climb the mountains to get away from insanity Oh, I climb them to forget myself To lose my essence To be borne And reborn again.
Watching me scold our kids With motherly rants You continued smiling In those torrential brawls When I cried You eventually smiled And now as I watch you die Barely able to hold yourself You continue to smile Leaving me in oblivion.
Lighting up my world You smiled On my burnt cookies You beamed In sickness and in health We twinkled.
And I am finally blooming In the colours of spring.
Day by day Night by night My tantrums grew Your enchanting smile Extenguished them away.