Die Geheimnisse der Zukunft

Werd’ ich rein wie Edelstein,
Einmal in der Zukunft sein?

Oder frei wie Falken fliegen,
Über dunkle Wolken siegen?

Wozu werd’ ich endlich werden,
Wie lang stehe ich noch auf Erden?

Werd’ ich meine Teufel umbringen,
Bevor sie selbst auf mich eindringen?

Im Spiegel scheint die Augen aschig,
Und die Haut ist blass und graulich.

Wie weiß man ob ‘ne Seele sitzt,
Versteckt im Herz, aus Elfenbein geschnitzt..?



The Secrets of the Future (personal translation)

Will I be pure as a gemstone,
Some time in the future?

Or fly, free like the falcons,
Win victory over dark clouds?

What will I finally become,
How long will I stand on this Earth?

Will I slay my demons,
Before they close in around me?

In the mirror, my face looks ashen,
And my skin is pale and greyish.

How do you know if a soul sits,
Hidden in the heart, carven of ivory..?


© Samuel Birrer and Serendipity, 2017.


About SamBirrer

Chemistry student and undergrad researcher at Rutgers University. Minors in math and geology. President of Rutgers Chemistry Society (student chapter of ACS).
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3 Responses to Die Geheimnisse der Zukunft

  1. PoojaG says:

    Really enjoyed reading this! 🙂

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