The world is on fire

Reprise

Red feelings
Red life
Red anger
Red fears
Red love
Red blood
Red lights
Red hope
Red mire

Red beings
Red knife
Red answer
Red tears
Red dove
Red mud
Red fights
Red stroke
Red fire

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz & KaDDD

Live lighter

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Let it slide
Let it burn
Let it hide
Let it turn
Let it snail
Let it run
Let it fail
Let it shine
Let it fly away
Let it rhyme
Let it stray
Let it wonder
Let it last
Let it plunder
Let it crash
Let it go
Let it crush
Let it grow
Let it burst
Let it fall
Let it vanish
Let it call
Let it banish
Let it cry
Let it crawl
Let it die
Let it be all.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Immortality

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Death will never tear us apart
You belong to that special category
You are everywhere
Your voice is in my mind
Always
Your wise advice are dancing in my brain
Faultless
Your sweet hug keeps me company
All the time
Memories will be my best friend
No matter what
Your body is weak and shrunken
It’s OK
On day, the pain will slide away
Forever
But our love will remain
For Eternity
Why would you need a cracked body
If you already have the most important?
A beautiful and clear soul
And remember, yours is immortal.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz



Let’s go!

What if we only have two minutes left?
What if the stars fall from the sky?
What if our friends are no longer here?
What if the sea drowns all the fishes?
What if there is no future anymore?
What if Earth swallows us up?
What if our family leaves us behind?
What if the sun doesn’t rise?
We must not waste time
Let’s go!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Linger

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

André Gide

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

André Gide

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Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

Bil Keane

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Obstacles

I knew the bad news was lurking, but I decided to go straight ahead.
I avoided the sharp corners.
Firmly.
Without any notice, the pebble turned into a boulder.
And I can no longer kick it and move on.
Sooner or later I have to face reality.
I have my fingers crossed.
Always.
Until then, let’s party!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Father and son

Dear son,

This song is for you, my reason of beaming
This colourful painting is for you, my reason of living
This poem is for you, my reason of being
This letter is for you, my reason of smiling
This landscape is for you, my reason of believing
This mystic fog is for you, my reason of doubting
This home is for you, my reason of trusting
This love is for you, my reason of moving
Forward…always.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

Utopia

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

I wish I had wings to fly to a better place
I wish we could erase all the sadness
I wish I could open all the locked doors
I wish hope and peace were our best friends
I wish we knew how to end floods and fires
I wish I could give a voice to those who cannot speak
I wish we could heal the Earth
I wish I could shut down all the stupids
I wish cancer didn’t exist (or it was just an ugly word!)
I wish the earthquakes were only real in action movies
I wish Haiti would be a happy country again
I wish we could reset the world.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Merci Paul Laurent pour ta magnifique photo! Tu es une inspiration et le monde a besoin de gens comme toi.

Life is a firework!

We were the four of us huddled together on the tiny balcony looking for the moon. But the fate decided otherwise. We had fireworks instead! We were so lucky! They came out of nowhere. So close and yet far enough. The children were thrilled.
My daughter started clapping her hands enthusiastically while my son kept saying « life is a firework ». And I truly believe he’s right.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz