Se il cielo fosse bianco di carta

Ivan Della Mea
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Version française - SI LE CIEL ÉTAIT DE PAPIER BLANC – Marco Val...
If all the Heavens were paperSi le ciel était de papier blanc
and all the seas of the world were inkEt toutes les mers d'encre noire
I could not tell you, my dear parents,Je ne saurais vous dire, mes chers,
how much deep sadness I got in my heart.Quelle tristesse j'ai au fond du cœur
How many tears, how much painTant il y a de chagrin et de douleur
I see around me.Autour de moi.
We rise up at livid daybreakL'aube s'éveille dans l'amertume
then they drive us to the woodlandNous épars dans la forêt
to cut wood, ragged and half-naked,à demi-nus, à couper le bois
with our feet crooked and bleeding;Avec nos pieds tordus et ensanglantés;
they took our shoes and coats away,Ils nous ont pris chaussures et manteaux,
we sleep on the bare floor.Nous dormons à terre.
Almost every night, like a ritual,Presque chaque nuit, comme un rite,
they come and beat us with wooden clubs;Ils nous réveillent à coups de bâton;
Franz laughs and throws us a carrotFranz rit et lance une carotte
and we, like hungry grubsEt nous, larves affamées,
fight with teeth and nailsOn se dispute des ongles et des dents
even for the last leaf.La moindre feuille.
Two boys have escaped:Deux gars se sont enfuis
so we were ordered to form a square.Il nous ont rassemblés en carré,
Then they shot one dead every five,Un sur cinq , ils ont fusillé
but even if I was no fifth in orderMais même si moi, je n'étais pas un cinquième
there’s no future for me in this camp,Il n'y a pas de demain ici dans ce camp
and I cannot live.Et moi, je ne vivrai pas.
I bid you farewellC'est mon adieu
to all of you, my beloved parents,À vous tous, chers parents,
brothers and friends.Frères et amis,
I greet you and weep.Je vous salue et je pleure.

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