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I Love New Orleans

Good bye, good bye, good bye
my beloved New Orleans.
I don't know if I will ever return
to your mystical foggy sunrises 
along the Mississippi River
where I often dreamed of being a star.  

Good bye, good bye, good bye
my beloved New Orleans. 
In your groovy smoke filled cafés
I'm leaving behind a piece of my heart. 

New Orleans, Nawleans, New Orleens,
the city that sits in the warm mist of the South
covered in tears and laughs of a big easy town,
house of the Mardi Gras Indians, tree of the Zulu coconut, bed of the homeless,
word of the poet, musical note of the fiddle, drum, and sax
Oh! New Orleans, you are the queen of the South!

The promise not to leave
until death do us part now lies empty 
on a bridge of fear extending between us.
Perhaps one day I will come back
to your river banks where
I bow down on my knees and proposed you
to be my beloved wife 
New Orleans, 
I love you!
now, then, and tomorrow
when you sleep
in your every awakening hour. 
It's like this:
I love you standing up, sitting down,
running up and down these man-made hills
through the winter breeze my heart pulsates with passion
loving you like this:
in my dreams, I have wings
I fly high on the back of the wind,
loving you like this:
where this love ends, it begins
can't you see my love, this love,
our love 
is immortal,
like this...


photo and poem by Omaira Falcon, Copyright 2013


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