Anywhere I go

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Anywhere I go
There’s a blue sky
And a soft place to land
Anywhere I go
I hear birds singing
And I see colourful flowers
Anywhere I go
Silence is golden
And words are whispered
Anywhere I go
My heart is light
And my body floats
Anywhere I go
There’s love
And hope
Anywhere I go
It’s a new day
Always the beginning
Never the end.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz


Out of the box

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The others turn right
While I take left
They scream « go »
I freeze
When all ll is quiet
I just start moving
I don’t need music to dance
Nor the sun to shine
To put a smile on my face
The same patterns
Colours and shapes
Dressed up in uniform
Not for me!
Every time people try to fix me
I jump out of the box.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Volare!

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Close your eyes
Open your wings and fly
Imagine you’re free
Trust me
You’re about to live
Something special and unique
Dreams know no boundaries
Life is also made of sweet memories.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Secret beach

Golden sand
Shells in my hand
Deep see
Come with me
Foamy waves
I can almost hear the whales
Cool breeze
No worries, please!
Seagulls flying
Keep trying
Hidden treasures
My life is all that matters
Bare feet
You are so sweet
Golden silence
Freedom is my guidance.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Orgoglio

Reprise

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The abusive love is villain
It flows through your veins
And drowns your heart
Tearing us apart
Saying « I’m sorry »
With hustle and flurry
Isn’t a weakness
But a strength covered by sweetness
Whispering « forgive me »
Will set you free
Open your eyes
And start dating the beauty
The whole universe cries
For those who are too snooty
Ignore the hate, let your fears flow
Unwrap your ego
Pride is more than a sin
Is dancing with the evil and sing
A sad and spiteful melody
Once you silence your whims
You’ll find the light that beams
And guides you through the path to serenity.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

We are free

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

William Faulkner
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We shall raise our voices
And make our own choices
Release your fears
It’s time to condemn the fake leaders
Unwrap your mind
Forget the difference between wrong and right
Trust yourself
Keep all the others in a distant shelf
You won’t learn anything from them
They are not books
And they judge you by your looks
Avoid the dumb who wish to turn you into their slaves
Fell free. Today, tomorrow, always!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Street art

Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet.

Bansky

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Street art

Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.

Raymond Salvatore Harmon

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After work

Reprise

While a few take the subway
I stroll along the sea
Big cities have skyscrapers
My town has a castle
Pigeons are everywhere
Except here!
You’ll only come across seagulls and birds
Some children play in the shopping centers
Ours have the beach as their playground
I am blessed and grateful for living in such a beautiful place.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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(Un)chained

I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.

Arthur Rimbaud

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Voltaire

We forge the chains we wear in life.

Charles Dickens

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