Paloma

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Sweet paloma
Has lost her wings
And her own heart is into pieces
The sky is no longer blue
Even the wind has gone away
Broken dreams
The whole world is against her
But she keeps struggling
Every day
Silence is a strength
Joy can be found through darkness
No time for regrets
No space for sadness
Fly paloma
One day you will be high.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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

Photos : 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 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

Serendipity

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

It’s all so quiet
It’s all so still
Peace is everywhere you go
Because it lives inside you
Just be patient!
Take a closer glimpse
Can you hear the birds?
Can you see the beauty of the trees?
Mannkind works are eternal
So they say…
Don’t pay attention to others
Don’t rush yourself
Take a deep breath
And enjoy the moment
You’ll be surprised
By all the amazing things
You might come across
By chance!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Golden sand

Take me to the place where the sun never sleeps
Forget everything, except your dreams
Let’s sail away. Shall we?
I want to feel the golden sand under my bare feet

We will live in the summerland
Trust me and hold my hand
You won’t need any luggage
Your belongings are just a mirage

Pick up the shells on your path
Release your soul from the past
A new day is waiting for you
Make a wish, it will come true.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz


Secret place

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Take me there
Whenever I’m sad
Leave me alone
If my pain is too heavy
And then, in my bank
I’ll just listen to the wind
That blows my hair
The sea has the power
To heal my wounds
The fresh grass
Gives me ground
Don’t worry if I’m lost
One day, I will be found.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Dreams

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

Take me to the theory land
Because in theory
Everything will to be all right

Don’t wake me up
Not today nor tomorrow
Let me live in the fairytale for a while

I’m not ready for your world yet
I need more time to heal my soul
Wish me good luck

You know where to find me
Between one thing and another
I’ll be living my dreams.

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

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz








Freedom

Reprise

I follow the path alone
Listening to the silence
Whispering my dreams
To the nature around me
The sea clears my mind
The fresh grass gives me hope
On a future as bright as the sun
And beautiful like the blue sky
For the fist time, I am free again.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz