Jeopardy

Reprise

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 into 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






Puzzled

Photo : KaDDD

My life is an eternal maze
My eyes are constantly glazed
Astonishment commands my steps
I don’t care about the rest
I’m a better person than I used to be
Please, trust me
A big house and a fancy car
Will never take you far
Our love, on the contrary
Is everything but ordinary
I’m waiting for your sign
Avoiding to cross the line
Patience is my best friend
I keep the faith until the end.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Life is a rollercoaster

Reprise

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
     

And so she flies…

Borboleta de alegria
Papillon d’amour
Sogni di farfalle
Mariposa revoltosa
Butterfly over the sky.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Life is a firework!

We were the four of us huddled together on the tiny balcony looking for the moon. But the fate decided otherwise. We had fireworks instead! We were so lucky! They came out of nowhere. So close and yet far enough. The children were thrilled.
My daughter started clapping her hands enthusiastically while my son kept saying « life is a firework ». And I truly believe he’s right.

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






Puzzled

Photo : KaDDD

My life is an eternal maze
My eyes are constantly glazed
Astonishment commands my steps
I don’t care about the rest
I’m a better person than I used to be
Please, trust me
A big house and a fancy car
Will never take you far
Our love, on the contrary
Is everything but ordinary
I’m waiting for your sign
Avoiding to cross the line
Patience is my best friend
I keep the faith until the end.

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