One Day When You Look For Me

by Victor de la Cruz

One day when you look for me
you won't find me
and in your heart
there'll be no one left to tell you
which path I took
and where I forgot you.

One day when you open your eyes
I won't be here
I'll have taken another path
and forgotten you.

You'll look north and south
to where the sun is born and where it hides
where the four roads meet
you'll look crazy, searching for my footprints.

Who knows what rains
and what winds
will have swept them away.

The literal translation of this poem was made by David Shook

The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop


  1. September 19th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Tshwanelo says:

    wow! i really like it

  2. February 28th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Clarence says:

    Heart breaking.

  3. February 1st, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Juan says:

    All I can say is what a mind

  4. January 10th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    paismase says:

    that is beautiful

  5. June 16th, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Donna Earle says:


  6. February 21st, 2010 at 9:52 am

    madhuvanti says:

    nice poems quite mysterical...feels like through the heart of a lover who lost his fiance'