Poems by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

Poems by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis
Lift up
Please try to lift up.
Have you ever seen
Where did you fall?
Don’t let yourself sink.
You’re intelligent and cultured
I cannot understand…
Life is not always pink
We need to struggle
When life turns to dark.
Never give up!
Don’t tell me
That you‘re a burden to me
Don’t tell me
That don’t bother me again
You aren’t a burden to me
And you never bother me
You’re not kaput
You just need to react
And get rid
Of the heavy clothes you wear.
Soothes your body
Let the pores breathe
Untangle what imprisons you
Your mind thanks you
You’ll see how light and free you feel
Deeply rebuilt
And ready to fly again!
Come on, get up from there
Grab my hand
Accept my help
I love thee!
Look at the hole you made
With your fall
Straighten the ground
Shake off the dust
And let’s go to live life
Because death is certain!
© Maria Dulce Leitao Reis
I felt like breaking the whole dishes
I was fed up
To be always a good girl
I wanted to do something crazy!
I waited for the dead of night
I made sure the body slept
And I went flying
Through this world out.
I wanted to go to a different place
Something that made a big impact on me!
I crossed the horizon
I left out of orbit
I came across stars, planets and comets
I was sprayed with falling stardust
I zigzagged through the constellations
I skipped the Milky Way.
I reached the gates of heaven!
Inside was a big bustle
I didn’t even dare knock on the door
I realized that the doorman
Had let in some evildoers
In exchange for a big bribe payment
It’s the same everywhere
There is always someone who gets bribed
But precisely St. Peter?
I’d put my hands on fire for him…
And that’s it, the adventure is over
The sun is almost rising
I have to go back
And incarnate in my body
Almost time to wake up!
© Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

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