Hopes And Not Fears / Makane

*Makane, parayumo

Ee ormakal, marakumo?

Makane, parayaamo

Ee bandhangal, marakaamo?*


Now it’s time to go

But I just cannot leave I swear

Until my heart says so, I know

My life’s still here


And if that should change

Someday

I’ll give you a call

And I know you’ll be here


Till then my child

I’d rather we share

Our Hopes and not fears

Whenever you’re here


-Suraj Mani


* my attempt at translating the malayalam verse is: 


*Tell me, my child, these memories,

Do i let them fade?

Tell me, my child, do i have it in me

To see these relationships, erased?*


An aging parent to his child.