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POEMS by Esmeralda Bregaj



ONCE, WE WERE FRIENDS 

How tired the stars are with me

Thirsty of their company 

 I sailed them every night.

How much do we talk without talking!

How many cigarettes and wine.

How many, many, many others to come.

We loved each other in silence 

Like Jesus Chriest to us.

And how much we got confused again,

And again… without no stop!

Real nudity at night

Fragile like autumn

Hot as wine.

we played.

we grew up

We got old.

We still don’t talk...

In betrayal and in wealth,

You are a believer or an enemy!

There is no parliament room where happiness is judged,

Believe or not my friend! I tried!

How tired the stars are with me

And I never knew,

or I didn't want to know

That they were the only ones

real

Friends!

and I got old once

when I released, I was alone.


THE LAST CREATURE 

Loyal is that man

which makes your tired moons hide.

Loyal is that man who

pull the knife from your wounds without arming yourself.

Loyal is that man

who plants a rose on a scar.

Loyal is that man

who can see inside you when the world is blind.

Loyal is that man who falls in love with you with the first sun

and

dies with you with the last loyal moon!

The last creature 

Is 

The Man!



Esmeralda Bregaj (Zace), born in Vlore (Albania) in 1979, grew up in Italy and lives in the United States. Graduated in Business Management in 2001, in Albania, she obtained a second degree in Marketing and Business Management in 2008, in Italy. She is coordinator and administrative employee in the ELL program of elementary schools and middle schools in the district of Boise (Idaho, United States).


At 17 she arrived at the National Literary Competition in Albania and in 2010 she won the Ibiskos National Award, Italy, publishing her first poetry collection in the “Myositis” series, entitled "The war of thoughts".

In 2013 she was included in the series of "Contemporary Poets" books directed by the poet Elio Pecora, Italy as the result of another National Literary Competition.


In 2017 she won the "Dear love I write to you" competition, organized by Ibiskos Editrice Risolo, Italy, becoming part of the homonymous anthology of poems and short stories.


In 2022 she published, "Un Anno di Noi" ("A Year of Us") in Italian. In 2023 the same book was translated and published in Albanian. It was introduced by one of Albania's premier author/editors and received rave reviews by no less than 11 fellow authors. It was covered in newspapers and public television. It is currently being translated into English and is expected to be out in early 2024.


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