Ramblings, poetry by Maria Dulce Leitão Reis at Spillwords.com
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Ramblings

Ramblings

written by: Maria Dulce Leitão Reis

 

Oh if you knew what I feel like!Ramblings, poetry by Maria Dulce Leitão Reis at Spillwords.com
You can start guessing,
come on, I’ll give you a hand.
Is it a tomato salad,
new onion, crispy pepper,
seasoned with olive oil,
oregano and a pinch of salt?
Is it a visit to the ruins of Conimbriga,
to kill nostalgia of my student time?
Is it coming back to Angola
and revive the places of my childhood
where did I kid and was happy?
I still see with amazing clarity,
the bunch of bananas
hanging on the back balcony.
I still taste the sugar cane cut by my dad.
I see him cut the cane with a pocketknife.
His image is in front of me,
trousers, shirt, tie and suspenders.
Still see the guinea pigs in the cage,
in the back of the house
and the little monkey Xico
jumping under the porch
where was the washing tank.
In that time
there were still no washing machines,
at least 60 years ago we didn’t have.

It’s nice to remember
such happy memories.
It’s no use continuing
helping you guess what I feel like,
because you will not get there.
I got lost in my ramblings,
I was happy reliving happy
and memorable moments of my life
that no longer matters what I feel like,
maybe a handful of wild blackberries,
that I can eat tomorrow on the walking.

What I wanted,
was that people were friendly,
supportive, honest, human.
There is no more and no less
Either it is or it isn’t.
This procedure
would be a valuable contribution
for a fair, balanced and happy world!

Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

I was born in Portugal, in the centre of the country. I have two children. I’m retired. I worked in accountancy and I was Businesswoman of Restoration and Fashion. I am living in England since 2006. I am a co-author of 56 Anthologies of Poetry, Prose and Children's Stories and 7 solo books in Portuguese, translated to English. The dream of publishing solo became true. Reading, writing, sudoku, photography, gardening are some of the things I love most. I'm a lover of nature. I fight injustice, inequality, discrimination and violence in every way. I believe in love and peace, vehicles to make the world more balanced, more attractive, where everyone will live joyous and happy. Poetry is an amazing and wonderful force! And it is in this force that I seek the breath to move on and it gives me joy and serenity to live life with sweetness! Poetry is the soul and prolongs me in the dream and draws me closer to God! Poetry is the air I breathe! It is the sap that circulates in my veins and brings fire and passion to every corner of my being! Poetry is love! Poetry is life! Poetry is my bread and my stick!
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