...tous Mes Papillons Ont Des Ailes Cassées ... (all Of My Butterflies Have Broken Wings's)
Author: Shiloh


et je ne suis plus capable d'être avec eux.
and I am no longer able to be with them.

Une fois que j’étais comme eux, maintenant ils sont comme moi.
Once I was like them, now they are like me.

Maintenant, il n'y a rien. Rien du tout.
Now there is nothing. Nothing at all.

Une fois j'ai eu des rêves, des pensées et de l'espoir, mais ...
Once I had dreams, thoughts, and hope, but…

maintenant ce sont des choses du passé.
Now those are things of the past.

On me dit que je ne suis pas vraiment vieux,
I am told that I am not really old yet,—

mais je suis, je suis vieux maintenant, et je dois l'accepter.
But I am, I am old now, and I must accept that.

Ma canne est nécessaire maintenant, tout comme mes pas traînants.
My cane is necessary now, as are my shuffling steps.

Les douleurs de chaque pas me rappellent des temps meilleurs derrière moi.
The pains of each step remind me of better times behind me.

Maintenant j'apprends que la seule journée facile était hier.
Now I learn that the only easy day was yesterday.

Les médicaments n'aident plus beaucoup,
The medicines are not helping much any more,

peut-être que c'est le chemin de telles choses, je ne sais pas.
perhaps that is the way of such things,- I do not know.

Je sais seulement que je suis tellement fatigué.
I only know that I am so very tired.

Je sais seulement que je ne suis plus assez bon.
I only know that I am no longer good enough.

Je suis sur cette route depuis longtemps - beaucoup trop longtemps.
I have been on this road for a long time - far too long.

Il y a des moments où les minutes du temps deviennent des heures ou des jours.
There are moments when the minutes of time become hours, or days.

Il n'y a pas de soulagement de l'esprit, despensées qui m'enveloppent.
There is no relief from the mind, from the thoughts that wrap around me.

Il n'y a que ça.
There is only this.

Dante aurait dû écrire à ce sujet aussi.
Dante should have written about this, as well.


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