December 8, 2019

La Vida es Corta

posted on: Thursday November 16, 2017

Flags of many nations

Photo courtesy of linkedin.com

by Kiley McMahon ’20

 

La vida es corta,

La vie est courte,

La vita é breve,

Life is short.

 

Soy de España,

Je viens de la France,

Vengo dall’Italia,

I am from the United States.

 

I make millions of dollars,

While I find my next meal wherever I sleep.

 

I used to make millions,

But I lost my job and now I beg.

 

I used to find my next meal wherever I slept,

And you walked right on by,

Snickering and taunting.

 

It does not matter where you are from,

Or what your background is.

 

Life works in mysterious ways,

And we have to be cautious of its windy roads,

While treating others with the utmost amount of respect.

 

Soy de España,

And I am from the United States.

 

I am a millionaire,

and I find my next meal wherever I sleep.

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