THIS STAR IS FOR ALL OF US/ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟ ΑΣΤΕΡΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΓΙΑ ΟΛΟΥΣ ΜΑΣ-Tasos Livaditis/Τάσος Λειβαδίτης

Manolis

THIS STAR IS FOR ALL OF US

 

Yes, my beloved. Long before I met you

I had waited for you. I had always waited for you.

 

When I was a child and my mother saw me being sad

she’d lean down and ask. What is it my boy?

I’d keep silent. I would only look over her shoulder

at a world without you.

And as I would go back and forth with the pencil

it was as if I was learning to write songs for you.

When I’d touch the wet glass of the window it was

     because you were late

when at night I’d stare at the stars it was

     because I missed your eyes

and when my door bell rang and I opened

no one was there. However somewhere in the world

    your heart was beating.

This way I lived. Always.

And when…

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