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He, who has been with her before

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Master
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0 posted 11-08-1999 08:56 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Another translation of V. Vysotksy, I hope you guys aren't tired!

That night, I didn’t drink, I didn’t sing—
I stared at her and didn’t blink,
As though a child, as though a child
But he, who’s been with her before
He told me, I should simply go,
He told me, I should simply go,
I’d face denial!

And he, who’s been with her before
He talked so coarsely and he swore
But I remembered—I wasn’t drunk then
And as I tried to walk away
She told me, “What’s the hurry, stay!”
She told me, “What’s the hurry, stay,
It isn’t late yet!”

But he, who’s been with her before
Remembered and did not let go
And once in fall, and once in fall
I’m with my friend, they blocked our lane
They stood together in a chain,
They stood together in a chain--
Eight men in all

With me—my knife, and I decide
I won’t go down without a fight
Watch out you fools! Watch out you fools!
Why should I wait to be submersed?
And so, I chose to strike them first
And so, I chose to strike them first
Those were the rules

But he, who’s been with her before
He planned and plotted a fierce row,
Severe and grave, severe and grave
Right from behind, someone attacked
And Michael warned me, “Watch your back!”
And Michael warned me, “Watch your back!”
It was too late

For all eight sins just one solution
A prison clinic—my conclusion
I lied there flat, I lied there flat
The surgeon cut across and down
He told me, “Man, just hang around!”
He told me, “Man, just hang around!”
I did just that!

The time flew by during my term
She did not wait for my return
But I’ve forgiven, her—I’ve forgiven
Yes her, I surely do condone
But him, who’s been with her before
But him, who’s been with her before
I won’t be leaving
With him, who’s been with her before
With him, who’s been with her before
I will get even

[This message has been edited by Master (edited 11-08-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
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Very nice, Master. I enjoyed the story!

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2 posted 11-08-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thanks Denise!
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You're welcome! Thank you!

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4 posted 11-08-1999 10:19 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

It was sweet of you to get me back on the top! So I must say thank you again!
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5 posted 11-08-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

So moving and intense ... I found myself ducking and dodging.
Great !

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6 posted 11-08-1999 10:32 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Well thank you also, Marge! Glad you liked it!
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7 posted 11-09-1999 02:06 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

I do love these translations!

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8 posted 11-09-1999 02:44 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Yes, very nice Master.
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9 posted 11-09-1999 04:05 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you guys!
 
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