No man’s land

World Refugee Day

Reprise

They spend their lives running away
Escaping war, starvation, floods, diseases
They leave their family and friends behind
No time for tears or goodbyes
We call them foreigners, refugees, migrants
But we tend to forget that we are not so different from us
They are just human beings trying to survive.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : KaDDD

No man’s land

They spend their lives running away
Escaping war, starvation, floods, diseases
They leave their family and friends behind
No time for tears or goodbyes
We call them foreigners, refugees, migrants
But we tend to forget that we are not so different
They are just human beings trying to survive.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : KaDDD

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