May Your Bar Never Close

(photo by FBC)


When I think of you…

I hope that your lipstick doesn’t ruin your smile.

I hope that your days will find sunshine,

That the calendar, which you consult all the time,

doesn’t speed up your years,

And that your eyes stay as far from a tear

As they can…

I hope that your curtains gives you plenty of light

For I know the sun knocks on your window.

That you don’t have to count minutes or hours on end

While you wait for a mystical symbol.

And that a feather, bright blue, dripping with dew

Has replaced the cold iron of your pistol.

I hope that the end of the world finds you dancing

With joy,

Under raindrops of April’s own showers,

And that the lights of the stage always darken your greys

And may all of your lemons be sour.

May all of your moons be of honey,

May the bar where you drink never close,

May red roses replace all the money on Earth

And may all of your nights be my song.

I hope when you look in the mirror,

May you not find a face that confirms

what you dreamed of and thought of as fear,

And may you always a true friend remain.

C.2020, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 05 FEB 2020, Valencia, Spain


  1. Judith Nuertey · February 4, 2020


  2. Life in Words · February 4, 2020

    So much love in this! Wait how do they say this in Español?
    ¿Hay mucho Amor en esta?

  3. ourcrossings · February 4, 2020

    So much love and romance bursting from each of your beautifully rhymed sentences. Although, I have to say – when I was in school and we had to analyse poetry, I could never get the idea right 🙈 thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀

  4. short-prose-fiction · February 6, 2020

    Fabulous. You’re tricking the reader here 🙂 Beautiful dance between friendship and love.
    Have a fabulous tomorrow.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 6, 2020

      I’ve always been a dancer…thank you Gabriela, you too! Have a lovely evening and enjoy 😊 your Thursday! It’s another lovely day in the Mediterranean but we’re back to winter, which is normal.
      Un abrazo 🤗

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