On my way home

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

On my way home I’m on demand
I see the rainbow in the sky
The red crab is dancing
In the golden sand

On my way home I have time
To enjoy the beautiful landscape
And I cannot believe
Mother nature has blessed me

On my way home I just breathe
The salted water on my hair
The seaweed cracking below my feet
The sky changes in a blink

On my way home I forget my pain
My eyes are craving for a miracle
Suddenly, the bush of the old tree
Is waving me again

On my way home I feel free.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz





Life is a party

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

Life is a party
With fireworks, loud music and colorful balloons
We are both the hosts and the guests.
We dance, we sing, we have fun until the end

Life is party
That takes place in a beautiful stage
We are both the actors and the audience
And everybody knows their own role

Life is a party
Where we are punished for being happy
Others think we are crazy whenever we laugh
Dreams, joy and hope are not welcome

Life is a party
With animals and sad clowns
Nothing is real, but we love the applause
And children are part of it

Life is a party
Where we are all victims and prisoners
Of our fears, our regrets, our mistakes
But we keep trying

Life is a party
Please, wake me up when the fuss is over.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Shadows

There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain.

Isabel Allende

A hope beyond the shadow of a dream.

John Keats

The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.

Gregory Maguire

The picture of a shadow is a positive thing.

John Locke

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Still here

Photo : KaDDD

Don’t put flowers on my grave
Leave them in the garden instead

Forget your sorrow and pain
Shall we just dance again?

Don’t buy a fancy apartment
Live in a small house by the sea

Forget me once I’m gone
But stay with me until the end!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Insomnia

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

My eyes are wide shut whilst my spirit is still awake
I cannot sleep; I’d rather prefer writing
Words are dancing in my head
No purpose on resting
Rimes are growing instead
It’s useless fighting

I hear voices, screams and despair
I see children playing in the park
My imagination takes me everywhere
Pirates, cowboys, trees and birds
I try to reach the old lady lying in the dark
Everything is so real that it hurts

My restless body is in pain
I cannot sleep; I’de rather prefer writing
My brain keeps whispering a refrain
My eyes are wide open but my spirit is snoozing
And when my phone rings in the morning
I just pretend I’m still dreaming.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Vanishing

Reprise

Suddenly, she decided to listen to her heart
Don’t be so hard on yourself
Take a deep breath
And follow your path
Today is the day!
Let’s celebrate life
Because all we have is here and now
She took off her clothes
And wrapped her soul in red.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Pieces of life

Photo : KaDDD

Embrace your life
Take it as a whole!
No sorrow, no pain, no regrets
No complaints and no requests

Don’t waste your time
Minutes are way too precious!
Don’t judge and don’t expect
More than others can offer you

The only thing you can take for granted
Is this moment
So make it unique and special
Enjoy the day! Everyday.

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



Vanishing

Suddenly, she decided to listen to her heart
Don’t be so hard on yourself
Take a deep breath
And follow your path
Today is the day!
Let’s celebrate life
Because all we have is here and now
She took off her clothes
And dressed up her soul in red.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Life is a party

Photo : KaDDD

Life is a party
With fireworks, loud music and colorful balloons
We are both the hosts and the guests.
We dance, we sing, we have fun until the end

Life is party
That takes place in a beautiful stage
We are both the actors and the audience
And everybody knows their own role

Life is a party
Where we are punished for being happy
Others think we are crazy whenever we laugh
Dreams, joy and hope are not welcome

Life is a party
With animals and sad clowns
Nothing is real, but we love the applause
And children are part of it

Life is a party
Where we are all victims and prisoners
Of our fears, our regrets, our mistakes
But we keep trying

Life is a party
Please, wake me up when the fuss is over.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz