Twilight

Humans are weird
They waste time on trifles
And they forget that life is made of simple things
Sometimes, the hardest to learn is the least complicated.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Loving mother

20/06/1954

Lately, life has not been kind to her
And yet, she never complains
She struggles in silence
And has always a warm and kind smile
Her body has shrunk
Although her mind is brighter than ever
They both dance on a different rhythm
Sometimes she wishes to let go
Who am I to blame her?
Darkness hours, sleepless nights
She keeps going for the ones who love her
No matter what
She still paints the sky in blue.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Parabéns mãe!

Dear mum,

These flowers are for you
Wishing you will stay here too
You light up the saddest days
Without whining or complaints
You accept life as it comes
You believe in fairies and miracles
So do I!
I know you’re in good hands
Being alive is a blessing
Breathing is a victory
We’ve travelled around the world
My head flying between the clouds
Your feet firmly on the ground
Or was it the other way around?
We have shared long conversations
So many sleepless nights
Filled with loud laughters and silent tears
You’ve shown me that dreams have no limits
And (almost) everything is possible
You believed in me when others didn’t
You gave me the hand and pushed me further
I’m sure 67 is not the end
Your path will continue
God is patient; He will wait
We still need you among us
This year, you are not out of my sight
And always present in my heart
Distance will never tear us apart.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Be yourself!

Photo : KaDDD

Be patient, be crazy, be honest, be happy
Be motivated, be outstanding, be healthy

Be silly, be curious, be welcome, be peaceful
Be amazed, be overwhelming, be grateful

Be wise (but not too much!), be amused, be natural
Be loved, be wishful, be generous, be special

Be blessed, be cool, be telorant, be thankful
Be in love, be complete, be human, be worth it

Since you cannot be anyone else…
Just be yourself!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Anywhere I go

Photo : KaDDD

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


Love today!

Reprise

Purple, orange, green and blue
I am all the colours whenever with you
A wide field of beautiful daisies
Our days are overwhelming and crazy
A stunning poppy covered in red velvet
The landcsape is almost psychedelic
Forget yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow
Life is more than pain and sorrow
Follow your dreams, they know the way
You may only be sure of today.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Flowers along the way

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

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Hard as a rock

Don’t worry about me
Just wait and see
I’m as hard as a rock
Always around the clock
My spirit is sharpen
And my body protected by an iron curtain
Family and friends are my safe haven
Keep dreaming you’re in heaven
I’ll protect the ones I love…always
Life sends me signs in mysterious ways
I embrace the unknown
Because I am as hard as a stone.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

All we need is love

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Accept the difference
Embrace the unknown
Step out from your comfort zone
Be the inspiration
Forgive yourself
Give without anything in return
Don’t lose hope
Keep the faith
Avoid great expectations
Enjoy simple things
Believe in miracles
Follow your dreams
And above all
Love unconditionally.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

From door to door

From door to door
We have nothing to deplore
From tree to tree
You are here with me
From wave to wave
There’s no place for a grave
From kiss to kiss
Living is a true bliss
From hand to hand
Take me to the wonderland
From coast to coast
Don’t be afraid of the ghost
From season to season
Everything happens for a reason
From garden to garden
It’s time for the pardon
From cloud to cloud
Away from the crowd
From mountain to mountain
Clear water from the fountain
From feeling to feeling
Sometimes I’d rather prefer to be dreaming.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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