How Hard It Is to Manage Life
How hard it is to manage life
As hard as making you my friend
There might be a whole new story
Please get to the point
I might drown in these shadows
Please light your eyes!
I am compelled by how it feels
To make you sad yet unaware of your sadness
One must give blood from the heart
Watch out! Do not write poetry
How hard it is for the self
To deny what it all means!
The literal translation of this poem was made by Nukhbah Langah
The final translated version of the poem is by Lavinia Greenlaw
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