Stupid little things

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

Draw me a rainbow in the blue sky
Tell me a story with a happy ending
Swim with me in the cold sea
Warm my heart
Buy me a strawberry ice cream
Fly away with me
Dance with me under the stars
Whisper me sweet words
Hide your fears and regrets
And show me only your dreams.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Ladybug

Luck is believing you’re lucky.

Tennessee Williams

Unexpected encounter
Who would have guessed?
You decided to sunbathe on a warm stone
Instead of lying on the soft grass
You showed up when good fortune was all I needed
And I am willing to accept all the good things life will give me.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Rosso

Dear mum,

These flowers are for you
Wishing you 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 66 is not the end
Your path will continue
God is patient. He will wait
We still need you among us
You are out of my sight
But always present in my heart
Distance will never tear us apart.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Never give up

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

Sometimes missions can’t be accomplished at the first time.
As a consequence, we get frustrated.
Suddenly, the sky is covered by thick grey clouds.
Even the sun has abandoned us.
But giving up is never an option.
Frustrations are great opportunities to start all over again.
Put yourself together, close your eyes and take a deep breath.
You can do it!
Just be patient.
Time is the best healer.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Spring…at last!

The birds are whistling up on the hill
The trees are quiet and still
The sun is shining in the sky
The temperature is high
Butterflies are singing in my head
Flowers are blooming everywhere
I count from one to ten
The Earth was born…again!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

One colour a day

Photo : KaDDD

Mondays are grey
As the heavy raindrops falling from the sky
Tuesdays arrive dressed up in green
Remembering me the fresh grass under my feet
Wednesdays are blue
And my humour is floating in the sea
Thursdays are full of energy and optimism
Purple is their pattern. Or is it pink?
Fridays go by so fast
Such as the yellow shy sun on winter days
Saturdays are crazy, loud and foolish
They show up in red or orange
Sundays are lazy and quiet
Like the white smooth snow up on the hill
Seven days, seven colours
Or maybe more
Which is mine?
Which is yours?
I take them all!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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 serious), 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