When I was young

When I was young
I tried hard to find the right way,
taking the most radical positions,
but I never felt comfortable
because the solution lay in none of them.

To say the truth,
I was looking for You,
of whom I now know I can't get.

Millions of people living their lives with the same
fundamental disappointment do not reduce my suffering.

Sometimes going along the street
there are those women who seem to be the fulfillment of a dream.
Dressed in white or dressed in blue they move
as to promise me life.
One must not have a closer look at them.
Charm and attraction remain but I immediately
realize that they are waiting for somebody else.

Copyright: B. Lampe, 1996