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

Jeopardy

Shall I stay or shall I go?
Shall I hide or shall I show?
Shall I say or shall I silence?
Shall I listen or shall I ignore?
Shall I wait or shall I move on?
Shall I live in the past or shall I run to the future?
Shall I care or shall I dare?
Shall I be unique or shall I compare?
Shall I do or shall I don’t?
Shall I be the guide or shall I be guided?
Shall I love or shall I be loved?
Shall I fall or shall I fly?
Shall I laugh or shall I cry?
Shall I be strong or shall I break into pieces?
Shall I give up or shall I resist?
Shall I erase myself or shall I exist?
Life is not always a long, peaceful road
Not everything is either black or white
We should enjoy the present
Because now is ephemeral
And this moment belongs to the past already.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin






Heroes

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

You work at hospitals, schools
Supermarkets, kindergartens
You are brave and fearless
And you take care of others

You are a doctor, a nurse, a policeman
A therapist, an attendant, a bus driver
A teacher, a fireman, a physician

Your body is sore and your bones are weak
Missing the ones you love the most
Due to endless days and sleepless nights
You work almost seven days a week

Your effort is huge, whilst resting is so rare
We feel safe and we are blessed
For having you always there

Thank you!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Letter to a friend

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Dear friend,
I’m counting the days for Spring to come
You know I dislike Winter time
If you were here, we could stroll on the beach
Feeling free and released
Have I told you that I have a dog?
Poppy is sweet and strong
Do you remember
When we used to sing and dance?
Every moment together was a real chance
You were young and full of energy
Heaven took you away so soon from me
At night, I ask the stars
To guide you wherever you are
I keep the promise in your name
Although life will never be the same
One day, we’ll meet again
My dear friend.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Through the path

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Nobody said it was easy
But I never thought it would be so hard
Do not judge me before knowing my story
Because apparences can mislead you
I look strong, I know
Take a closer glimpse and you’ll see how fragile I am
Keep the faith, mother Earth protects you
Release yourself from your demons and ghosts
I will always be by your side
No matter what life may bring
Don’t listen to your anger
Stay focus on your path
Again and again.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Another winter day

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

It keeps snowing outside
And I wonder if the snow is thick
Beacause I’m definitely not
Without a shadow of a doubt
That’s the only thing I know for sure
The house is overheated
However, my heart is freezing
All the days seem the same
I feel like letting it go
I wish I could erase all the data
Push the restart button
And do it all over again
Gone are the days when
I would sing in the shower
Dance in the middle of the kitchen
Or even laugh without any reason
Good old times!
Nothing lasts forever
Sometimes we’re happy
And sometimes we’re not
Life may change in a blink of an eye
So I’d better enjoy every moment
Besides, Spring will come…soon.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Be the light

Photo : KaDDD

Fly light
Eat light
Live light
Travel light
Trust the light
Follow the light
Dream of the light
Walk through the light
No matter what happens
Be your own light. Forever.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

What if…

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What if the rain keeps drifting away
What if the stars fall from the sky
What if the sun never shows up
What if the clouds are always grey

What if our love dies
What if the sea swallows us all
What if the Earth gets sick
What if they keep telling us lies

What if we all lose hope
What if nobody wakes up tomorrow
What if the Humanity goes crazy
What if we have no more home

What if the world comes to an end
What if my family is in trouble
What if my job is over
What if I miss my only friend

What if dreams never come true
What if life is made of nothing
What if hate is everywhere
What if I don’t have you

Breathe in, breathe out
And make every moment count.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Lockdown

Photo : KaDDD

How do you feel today?
I feel tired, anxious, weird, afraid and lonely
Fair enough…You’re experiencing a new situation

But be reasonable
Concentrate on good things

You’re alive and healthy
You have a roof above your head
You may dance in the kitchen if you want to
You have food
You have water to drink and also to take a shower
You have lot’s of toilet paper!
You have internet connection, a smartphone, a PC and a television
You have books, maybe some of them you don’t even knew they were there
You have friends and family
You have time

So, how do you feel today?
Grateful!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Life is a rollercoaster

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Have a nice day!
Even if it’s pouring down
And you forgot your umbrella
Even if you’re late
And you just missed the bus
Even if that stupid pigeon
Ruined you new suit 

Have a great day!
Even if you are sick
And you have no medicine
Even if you want to leave
But the others force you to stay
Even if you’re craving for a cigarette
But you quit smoking

Have a beautiful day!
Even if you’re vegetarian
And they only serve meat
Even if you pray for peace
But the war has already started
Even if you lost the love your life
For your best friend

Have an awesome day!
Even if you wish to work
But they are all on strike
Even if you judge your neighbour
But your son has a gun
Even if you dream with Champagne
But all you have is cheap wine

Have an extraordinary day!
Even if it’s raining cats and dogs
And you’re completely soaked
Even if you are only 38
But you already feel like 83
Even if you’re getting married
But suddenly, you’re not so excited.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz