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La Misère August 1, 2009

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.


Lorsque l’accablante misère
Grimpe et étouffe nos vies,
Tout en se faisant lambinière
Pour nous faire courtiser les paradis.

Tandis qu’elle martèle les sanglots,
Qui pénètre dans nos esprit,
Créant ainsi un triste enclos,
Silencieux comme un parvis.

Pénétrante comme tous les remords,
Elle traîne la mort à toute heure,
Nous inonde de ses nuages tors
Et sous nos taudes le froid écoeure.

Devenir des précieux toupins,
Pour conduire a la liberté.
Se consoler des chagrins,
Dans un vent nouveau s’envoler

Pour quel destin….celui de
Lui échapper et retrouver nos vies

Bertino le Pascalois

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When oppressing misery
Enters our lives,
It passively waits
While we court paradise.

While it suppresses the sobs
That penetrate our spirit,
Creating an enclosure of sadness,
Silent like a trap.

Penetrating like all remorse,
She drags death into every hour,
Flooding us with twisted clouds
Under which we find nauseating cold.

We have become valuable perhaps
To drive to freedom.
Consoling ourselves of our sorrow and grief,
In a new wind.

For such a destiny ….
One that escapes us and finds us once again.

Translated graciously by my talented niece, Colleen.




1. Brenda Love - August 2, 2009

“Escapes us and finds us yet again” – true, that!

2. gregquill - August 2, 2009

Matthew 25
“34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?
38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee?
39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’
40 And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ “

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