A Poem for a Friday Morning in Valencia: “Prologue to ‘Capricious Vagrants'”

(Photo property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia, “The Blossoming of the Almond Trees in Valencia”)

KINDNESS IS A WAY TO FIND
CAPRICIOUS VAGRANTS
THAT THROUGH TIME
HAVE WONDERED THROUGH THESE STREETS.

UNKIND AND CRUEL IMPLACABLE
THE FATE THAT RULES
THE ROPES THAT BIND
CAPRICIOUS VAGRANTS
THAT THROUGH TIME
THROUGH RAINBOWS
AND THROUGH WARS
HAVE PLAGUED THE STREETS
HAVE FANCIED BARS
AND EVEN THOUGH THEY HIDE THEIR SHAME
WITHIN THE CRACKS THEY WILL REMAIN.

KINDNESS IS A WAY TO LOSE
CAPRICIOUS VAGRANTS
DRESSED IN WOOL
THAT FOLLOWED ME ONE DAY.

UNKIND AND ANGRY
RAGING MAD
DESTINY
THE DAYS WE HAD
WITH CHANCES TO REDEEM OUR SOUL
SAVING THOSE WITHERED AND OLD
THE HELPLESS MASS
UNFORTUNATES
THAT ALL FORGOT
THAT NO ONE NAMES
HAVE PASSED

CAPRICIOUS VAGRANTS IN THE RAIN

WITH SADDENED HEARTS THEY WILL REMAIN.

C.2021, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 26 FEB 2021, Valencia, Spain

14 comments

  1. spwilcen · February 26

    Lovely work. Lovely picture. Thank you, this morning.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 26

      Thank you SP! Very much! Hope you’ve a lovely day and a smashing weekend! All the best to you,
      FBC.

  2. kristianw84 · February 26

    Beautiful! Both poem and picture.

  3. azurea20 · February 26

    En algún sitio leí que la bondad y efecto eran revolucionarios. Me pareció magnífico. igual que tu poema. Y la foto… impresionante.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 26

      asi estan ya nuestros almendros por el Turia. Gracias Azurea, te agradezco mucho tus visitas y tu apoyo. Un abrazo,
      FBC

  4. DaniKnappCreates · February 26

    Beautiful post. I quite enjoy your poetry.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · February 26

      Thank you very much! I thank you for your time and your visit. All the best to you and greetings from Spain,
      FBC.

  5. Lokesh Sastya · February 26

    Beautifully written. I enjoyed it.😃

  6. Brad Osborne · February 26

    Superb. Loved it start to finish. Spectacular metaphors and word choices. Bravo my friend!

  7. rajanisingh885721172 · February 27

    Beautiful blog

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