Poems by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

 
Poems by Maria Dulce Leitao Reis
 
 
NOW IS TIME
 
I retreat into my mind,
eager to find a pleasant place
because there I know
I will not be disappointed
and I can enjoy a 6-star stay.
 
When I entered
I caught my eye on a splendid tapestry,
illuminated by two powerful spots of light
and cleverly woven
with thousands of threads and colours.
A work of donation
patience, selflessness, love.
The perfect habitat
to enjoy the essence of life.
I made myself comfortable
in the armchair placed in the core,
enjoying an excellent view.
I felt like a river of light
flowing unhurriedly,
bathing the flowers, the trees,
the birds without charge.
Now I had time to calmly savour
all the good and wonderful things
I’d put off.
 
I always felt that beauty
went hand in hand with poetry,
when I looked at a flower,
an ear rippling in the wind,
a poppy smiling shyly,
lost in the wheat field,
the sky of unparalleled blue,
a marigold
lurking on the side of the road.
Where I saw beauty, I saw poetry.
Now is the time to enjoy and savour.
 
Freedom and truth are true twins.
I have never seen one
separate from the other
and there is one thing
that caught my attention;
they are always dressed the same.
Now it’s time for a new dress and savour.
 
The love and the cry of the heart
also joined together.
I can’t understand how love,
so sweet and so cute,
makes the heart cry so much.
Now is the time to understand and savour.
 
I closed my eyes to concentrate
and heard a voice singing in the wind.
It was such a sweet voice
and so well-pitched,
singing such beautiful songs.
Music designed with love,
entwined with winged thoughts
in search of hidden treasures in the soul.
I was surprised
when I found out it was my voice.
I thought I couldn’t sing!
 
 
SAY GOOD MORNING
 
Say good morning to life with a smile.
Don’t start the day in a bad mood,
you’re only attracting bad energy
and bad energy doesn’t bring good things
much less joy!
 
Start the day, light and in a good mood
nor will you feel the weight of difficulties.
Life will repay you with two smiles,
it always gives double.
Give back what we give it, plus the reward.
Never waste what life gives you…
Give thanks,
even if you don’t understand or feel unfair.
One day you will understand!
If there is one thing that life is not, is unfair,
it is sovereign!
 
We often hear
and probably, also we have already said;
I didn’t deserve this, life is unfair.
analyze well,
take a thorough introspection exam
and if even so
you still think that life was unfair,
don’t despair, wait,
because in time you will understand…
 
When looking inside
to start introspection,
don’t forget to put in the sieve
all the feelings that dominate you,
good and bad, it’s all mixed up,
you are unable to separate them.
Shake the sieve and sieve everything well.
The residues that remain in the sieve,
are anger, hatred, jealousy, evil
greed, envy, and bad faith.
Throw it all away
because they don’t let you reason clearly
and they will only sink you
in a swamp of shifting sands!
 
Start your exam now.
If you still don’t agree
or don’t understand the verdict,
believe that time, at the behest of life,
will give you the right answer.
It’s in your hand to avoid some hassles.
Only love bears good fruit.
Say good morning to life with a smile!
 
©Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

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