Edilson Ferreira – Dreaming Wide Awake

Dreaming wide awake.

Should I have
my house with doors unlocked,
banks without security guards
and supermarkets you can walk
without cameras that sleepless
watch over us;
streets free of patrol police cars
and armored vehicles that carry
either money or arrested men.
Could I talk
to everyone I meet, even child
young or elders, girl or woman,
nobody thinking it would be for
malice or wickedness.
Should I have
this entire world free of assets and
liabilities, debts and credits, profit
and loss; having its accounts made
by other measures, only looking for
the human happiness,
a common plain smile and

a permanent beauty’s ravishment.

Edilson Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese, in order to reach more people.  Has been published in four printed British Anthologies, online or printed reviews like Cyclamens and Swords, Right Hand Pointing, Boston Poetry Magazine, West Ward Quarterly, TWJ Magazine, The Lake, The Stare’s Nest, The Provo Canyon, Amomancies, Snapdragon, The Gambler and some others. Short listed in four American Poetry Contests, lives in a small town with his wife, three sons and a granddaughter and began writing after retirement as a Bank Manager. See more of his poetry in www.edilsonmeloferreira.wordpress.com.  

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