25 February 2007

RIP, Mario

Goodbye Mario
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they erased your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Allways knowing what to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough
The toughest battle you ever faced
Havana created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still ignored you
All the papers had to say
Was that Mario was once Castro's friend

Goodbye Mario,
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than a prisoner
More than just our Mario


Charlie Bravo said...

Beautiful homage, Gusano, simply beautiful....

El Gusano said...

thanks, CB. You're lucky to have met him.