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

Keep the faith

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

For the past twenty years I missed births, engagements, weddings, birthdays…
That’s part of the package of living away from our own country.
I don’t regret my choices.
Wandering around the world has given me so much!
And I love all the countries where I’ve lived so far.
Little did I know that the worst was yet to come.
2020 was a dreadful year for many different reasons.
Unfortunately, 2021 has been a tough one too.
And what can I say about 2022?
When we all thought that the nightmare was behind us this cruel war broke out.
It’s all a matter of seconds.
Oil, gas and cereals too.
While this mad man tries to regain the lost(?) empire
The rest of the world is obsessed with the rise of the prices for essential goods.
As if money were more important than a human life.
I think God is challenging us.
Everything happens for a reason.
So they say…
I often miss my family and friends but now is different.
The guilt keeps chasing me.
I should be there.
Lately, my life is a frame of suppositions.
A puzzle of missing pieces.
And time is my most feared enemy.
I’ll get there, eventually.


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How…?

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

How long must we wait
To be, once for all, safe?
How far shall we go
To let our dreams flow?
How many words do I have to say
To show you I love you every day?
How much loneliness do I have to bare
To prove you that I really care?
How old will I be
When you decide to stay with me?
How fast can we run
Just to enjoy life and have fun?
How well do you know me
To trust our love and feel free?
How often will you deny
To spread your wings and fly?
Don’t push yourself too hard
Be gentle with your own heart
Take your time
Being in love is not a crime
Before waving goodbye
Give it a try!

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Stardust

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Where do you go when you are feeling blue?
Does anyone care about you?
Who do you have when you need a hug?
Do you sometimes feel like a real slug?
What if tomorrow never comes?
And the days are all the same?
Close your eyes
No more sentences and lies
Take a deep breath
Your whole body needs a rest
And your soul too
Your friends are just a few
But they will always be there for you.

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Letter to a friend

Reprise

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

Back then

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

If I could turn back time
I would do exactly the same my friend
Great expectations around the corner
We accepted everything, except the orders
Release your fears
It’s time to wipe your tears
We are bonded…forever
And I know that life can only be better
Trust and hope walk side by side
Feeling free and staying alive
Is the best way to kill time
Dreams can be real sometimes.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Until the last whisper

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

First cry
First impression
First hand
First class
First aid
First sight
Fist love
First kiss
First in
First out
First wrinkle
First come
First served
First second
First world

Last laugh
Last chance
Last straw
Last dance
Last burst
Last glance
Last breath
Last gasp
Last come
Last out
Last drop
Last gone
Last supper
Last minute
Last word

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Wrecked

Reprise

Broken heart
Cracked wings
Helpless soul
Ungrounded feet
Heavy head
Painful body
Restless spirit
Chasing dreams
Fighting demons
Hoping tomorrow
Will be better than today.

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Another winter day

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

It keeps snowing outside
And I wonder if the snow is thick
Beacause I am definitely not
Without a shadow of a doubt
That is 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 go
I wish I could erase all the data
Push the restart button
And do it all over again
Gone are the days
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 are happy
And sometimes we are not
Life may change in a blink of an eye
I would better enjoy every moment
Spring will come soon… I hope.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

The dark side

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

Don’t show me your bright face
I’ve seen it already
Don’t share only your dreams
I’d rather prefer if you confess your griefs
Don’t pretend what you are not
With me, you can be honest
Don’t hide your fears
Together we will face them
Don’t cry in silence
You are beautiful even when you are sad
Don’t be afraid
I’ll never judge you
Don’t push me away
I’m here to stay
Don’t reject love
Because ours will never die.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz