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Raw & Naked emotions

July 8, 2018


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.




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