Not Bad, Not Good

I’m not bad, I’m not good,
even though I crucified Jesus,
I am a human being.
© Yelling Rosa
1967

En ole paha, en ole hyvä,
vaikka ristiinnaulitsin Jeesuksen;
olen ihminen.
© Yelling Rosa
1967

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Not Bad, Not Good © Yelling Rosa 1991

Jag är inte ond, jag är inte god,
även fast jag korsfäste Jesus,
jag är en människa.
© Yelling Rosa
1967

Nie jestem zły ani dobry,
mimo że ukrzyżowałem Jezusa,
jestem człowiekiem.
© Yelling Rosa
1967
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About Yelling Rosa

I am retired. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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24 Responses to Not Bad, Not Good

  1. ivor20 says:

    Us human beings are like that, made up of good and bad, and making right and wrong decisions

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  2. roninjax says:

    I recall words of old: that which I should do I do not; and that which I should not do I do. None is perfect although we may try hard. Good insight.

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  3. sherazade says:

    Siamo umani né buoni ne cattivi Eppure può succedere di crocifiggere un ‘povero cristo’…
    Sherabientot grazie

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  4. ¿Y quién dice lo contrario? …Además, yo no te vi por allí, cuando ocurrió tal evento, aunque yo, tampoco estaba… Pero detesto y la culpa por aquello de lo que no puedo responder, de lo que no soy, ni puedo ser, directamente responsable

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Gracias por comentar
      Todo lo mejor para usted 🙂

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      • Muchas gracias a ti, por compartir y por tus buenos deseos, aunque mi nivel de inglés es tan pobre, que, a veces, quizás no llegue a entender significados ocultos o segundas intenciones. Si eso ocurriera, disculpas, siempre me gusta más provocar que quedarme con la duda

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      • Yelling Rosa says:

        Gracias a ti.
        Lo siento, mi español es pobre.
        Ten un buen fin de semana 🙂
        YR

        PS Usé el translotor de Google para descubrir lo que dijiste.
        El mismo traductor tradujo mi verso como:

        No soy malo, no soy bueno,
        aunque crucifiqué a Jesús,
        Soy un ser humano.
        © Yelling Rosa
        1967
        Espero que esto haya ayudado un poco.

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  5. newwhitebear says:

    non siamo né buoni né cattivi. siamo umani

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  6. Gracias. Sí era eso, más o menos, lo que yo también traduje en Google

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  7. The send-comment part of your My Affection seems to be missing. My comment, beautiful combination of words and music–what poetry started out as.

    Who crucified, and who? Unanswerable questions unless you’re referring to those who made war. Two-thousand years worth.

    Thank you for liking my posts!

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  8. Somehow this verse reminded me of a Broadway show I saw many years ago, entitled “Jesus Christ Superstar.” From my old Christian catechism I recall something to the effect that “God knows all things– past, present and future.” In the musical play Judas mentions how Christ already knew that he would betray Him– as if this was foretold and could not be changed– thus leaving me somewhat forgiving in his actions. Of course, it was just a show. Nevertheless… Nice post.

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for commenting. It’s difficult to know what’s going on with us and even Jesus said on the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do”, Luke 23:34.
      All the best to you
      YR

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  9. bernard25 says:

    BONJOUR ou BONSOIR avec Du Bonheur

    Le bonheur se lit dans les cœurs
    L’amour s’écrit avec toujours
    La gentillesse est une caresse
    L’amitié, que de la bonté
    La présence source d’indulgence
    La tendresse est une richesse
    Que l’on a au fond de son coeur
    Sachons cultiver ce bonheur
    Passe une belle et agréable journée ou soirée
    En ce jour qu’il soit plein de joie et de la bonne humeur
    Gros bisous

    Bernard

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