YOU, SON, ARE MY LIGHT: Poem by Concetta La Placa

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I would like to push myself
up to the center
of your soul.

So, as a mother, I would engrave
my exclusive
love message for you.

I would score for eternity
who are and will be for me, my son,
my light, my only lucky star.


Vorrei sospingermi
fino al centro
della tua anima .

Inciderei, così, come madre,
il mio esclusivo
messaggio d’amore per te.

Segnerei per l’eternità
che sei e sarai per me, figlio mio,
la mia luce, l’unica mia buona stella.

Poem by Concetta La Placa

About the Poet

Concetta la Placa, was born in Caltanissetta on 30 July, 1960, and lives in Rome. After Scientific Baccalaureate, the author also obtained a four-year degree at the University of Trieste in Administration and Management of Social Policies, at the Faculty of Education Sciences. From 1991 to 2006 she carried out his activity in the social-health field at an ASL in Sicily, dealing with socio-health problems in the field of mental illness and drug addiction, then in the field of Health Education and in the active reception of illegal immigrants in health care, but above all in the primary prevention of adolescence. Despite having left Sicily, she keeps intact in her heart the memory of her beloved island and feels that her roots are still in her native city. She loves literature and poetry.