• Amália Baraona

Raw & Naked emotions


It's been a little over 1 year since I wrote in my Blog. The last post dates back to the 4th of July 2017. I did not feel the need to do so. Today I do.

My father departed 5 weeks ago, on the 30th of May, leaving a void that I must learn to live with. It's a process... Family helps, friends help, music helps, but fundamentally, it's a solitary path.

After an exciting evening watching the World Cup that he loved so much and during which we always called each other, I woke up this morning with the first lines of what came to be a simple poem about raw and naked emotions emerging from his departure. In Portuguese. No other language can express my feelings now...

"Cru e Nu" Memórias desfilam, como paisagens da janela de um trem, Momentos desfiam, como contas num vai e vem, Imagens povoam, a mente de quem quer bem, Lágrimas lavam, a saudade de quem já não vem, Palavras gritam, a dor que vai mais além, Lembranças agitam, o coração de quem já não tem, Mensagens revelam, o bem que fez a outrem... E fica o vazio, cru e nu, da sua partida, Deixando uma presença na morte, ainda maior do que na vida.

#scatteredthoughts #poetry

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