The Brooklyn Mothers, a poem by Maciej Pająk (Matthew) at Spillwords.com
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The Brooklyn Mothers

The Brooklyn Mothers

written by: Maciej Pająk (Matthew)

 

I wanna be brave
Like The Brooklyn Mothers

“Don’t go to the streets
My son – stay with me
It is just You
What matters…”

I wanna be cautious
Like The Brooklyn Mothers

“Don’t smoke the green
My son – stay healthy
It is just You
What matters…”

I wanna be strong
Like The Brooklyn Mothers

“Don’t steal the money
My son – start working
It is just You
What matters…”

I don’t wanna be sad
Like The Brooklyn Mothers

“You’ve been shot
My son – it finally happened
Now it’s just your soul
What matters…”

Matki Brooklynu

written by: Maciej Pająk

 

Chcę być odważny
Jak matki Brooklynu

“Nie idź na ulicę synu!
Zostań w domu w tę noc
ciemną…
Zostań ze mną!”

Chcę być przezorny
Jak matki Brooklynu

“Nie kupuj papierosów synu!
Ani nic innego do
palenia…
Wyjdź z cienia!”

Chcę być twardy
Jak matki Brooklynu

“Skąd masz pieniądze synu?
Jeśli ukradłeś – idź
oddaj je…
Pracuj – masz ręce dwie!”

Nie chcę być smutny
Jak matki Brooklynu

“Dałeś się zastrzelić synu?
Taki koniec
Ulicznej zabawy
Wisi księżyc krwawy…”

Maciej Pająk

Maciej Pająk

NOVEMBER 2021 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Maciej Pająk (Matthew) was born in 1978 in Poland. Poet, athlete, globetrotter. A maritime navigator by education. A graduate of Maritime University. Laureate of poetry competitions. He writes in Polish and English. He made his debut in 2018 with a volume entitled "A night so blue" and then he published in 2019 a volume entitled "Blue Hourglass". His works appear in anthologies and magazines. Music has also been created for many poems. Maciej describes his remarkable observations with exceptional sensitivity, sometimes even feminine delicacy from a male point of view. This has a remarkable effect of complexity and ambiguity in how the reader might perceive his poems. Looking into the past, contemplating the future, delight, duty, pride, contemplation of beauty, falling in love. Originality - this is the basic feature of Maciej's poetry.
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