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Por quienes desoyeron cada alerta (ESP, SLO, ENG)

A poem

Por quienes desoyeron cada alerta

Silvia Gabriela Vázquez

Antes, mucho antes de estar muerta,
regaba los jazmines por las noches
y tejía respuestas por la tarde
que olvidaba después, cada mañana.

(Un día y otro, semana tras semana).

Decidía marcharse pero claro,
él le llevaba flores y la espina
-esa astilla morada- parecía
apenas un detalle ante su aroma.

(La esquina del silencio nunca es roma)

Antes, mucho antes de estar muerta,
había estado alerta, sospechaba,
mas eligió ocultar quién le causaba,
con el paso del tiempo, tantas penas.

Qué parte de ese amor no era tan sano,
qué mano misteriosa de azucenas
-o un ramo de violetas o una rosa-
le pedían disculpas reiteradas.

Y aplazó decisiones ya tomadas,
confundiendo pasión con otra cosa,
y aceptó aquella sal su herida abierta,
antes, mucho antes de estar muerta.*

*Este poema fue escrito para dar visibilidad a la problemática de la violencia de género y apoyar las acciones tendientes a su prevención propuestas por el ODS (Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible) N°5 impulsado por la ONU.


Za tiste, ki so ignorirali vsako opozorilo

Silvia Gabriela Vázquez

Prej, daleč pred smrtjo
je ponoči zalivala jasmine
in zvečer tkala odgovore,
ki ji jih pozneje, vsako jutro pozabila.

(Dan za dnem, teden za tednom).

Odločila se je oditi, vendar seveda,
dajal ji je rože in ta trn
-ta vijolična trska- se je zdela
le majhna podrobnost pred aromo.

(Kot tišine ni nikoli top)

Prej, daleč pred smrtjo
je bila pozorna, sumičeva,
a izbrala si je skrivati, kdo ji je,
tekom casa, povzročil toliko žalosti.

Kateri del tiste ljubezni ni bil tako razumen,
katera skrivnostna roka lilij
-ali šopek vijolic ali vrtnica-
je večkrat prosila za odpuščanje?

In je prelagala že sprejeto odločitev
mešala strast z nečim drugim
in je sprejela to sol v odprto rano
prej, daleč pred smrtjo.

Ta pesem je bila napisana, da bi osvetlila problem spolnega nasilja in podprla ukrepe za njegovo preprečevanje, ki jih predlaga ODS (Cilj trajnostnega razvoja) št. 5, ki ga podpirajo ZN.


For those that ignored every warning

Silvia Gabriela Vázquez

Before, way before being dead
she used to water the jasmines at night
and wove answers in the evening
that she forgot later, every morning.

(A day and another, week by week).

She decided to leave, but of course,
he used to give her flowers and that thorn
-that purple splinter- seemed to be
just a little detail before its aroma.

(The corner of silence is never blunt)

Before, way before being dead,
she used to be alert, suspicious,
but she chose to hide who caused her,
with the passage of time, so much sorrow.

What part of that love was not so sane,
What mysterious hand of lilies
-or a bouquet of violets or a rose-
asked repeatedly for forgiveness?

And postponed the decisions already taken
confusing passion with something else
and she accepted that salt in the open wound
before, way before being dead.

This poem was written to give visibility to the problem of gender violence and to support the actions aimed at its prevention proposed by the ODS (Sustainable Development Goal) N ° 5 promoted by the UN.


Silvia Gabriela Vázquez (Argentina), has a degree in Psychopedagogy and is a Lecturer. She is the author of the books: Poemas desovillados, Cuentos alados (para chicos valientes), Resiliencia entre líneas, Candela, distraída, La niña que escapó de sus zapatos, and La tenacidad de la palabra. The latter was declared of interest for social communication by the Porteña Legislature.
She obtained acknowledgments in the international literary competitions organized by: Verbum, Sea Shepherd, the Ministry of Culture of the Nation, Unicen, Amnesty International, the Library of Castilla-La Mancha and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Bs.
She was named the Ambassador of the Word (Fundación César E. Serrano-Museum of the Word) and Ambassador for La Paz (Universal Peace Federation) for promoting the intercultural dialogue through her works.
She currently works as the Chair of Social Responsibility (UDEMM), is editor in academic journals and is a part of musical projects for the benefit of solidarity causes.

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