I have trampled the hundredth pair of shoes
And have outgrown from another coat.
Albeit, there are still so many roads ahead of me,
And new people at bus stops to meet.
My star, high up, in the night sky
Winks at me significant from the above.
A new rainbow will rise for me after the rain.
The sun will smile through the clouds again.
There are still so many peaks to climb
I move forward with more heavy legs each day.
I do not want to regret even a tiny moment,
Another date fell down from the calendar.
I try do not sleep through life, do not waste it,
Still hope to see those, I’m waiting for so long,
Forgive those, who have failed me many times,
Then, say goodbye to everyone I love and go away.
I will leave a part of myself in my poems,
And will slowly walk through a rainbow bridge
To the Father’s house up in the heavenly sky,
And will merge with all those, who wait for me.
© Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak
Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak was born in 1958 and comes from Opole (Poland). In search of work she migrated to the UK. She now enjoys a nursing career. Her poems were published on web portals. Bozena Helena’s literary debut was the line ‘our love’ (2011), which won first place in the competition of one line. This poem and many others were published in the pages of The Polish Observer, Angora. The poet has released three volumes of poetry in Polish. The first ‘on the banks of the river called life’ in 2011, the second ‘ticket to the Happiness station’ in 2012, the third ‘on the departure bridge ‘ in 2013.