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.  

Edilson Ferreira – Matter of Faith

Matter of Faith.

We cannot share with companions
that we do not catch a glimpse
of our journey’s end,
what or where to we are going.
Like human primeval hordes
we continue to come and go
on hidden crowd’s desires,
sometimes-guileful ones.
In despite of the feeling
we are pursuing threads
in an old Greek labyrinth,
we secretly believe a sense
in such comings and goings.
Since this is matter of faith,
not suitable to science eyes,
must be kept by so little of us.

Mr. Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese, in order to reach more people.  He 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 and some others. Short-listed in four American Poetry Contests, he began to write after retirement as a Bank Manager and is seventy-one years old. He lives in a small town with his wife, three sons and a granddaughter.

Edilson Ferreira‏ – Shame

Shame.

I am ashamed to see security guards at my Bank,

armored vehicles used in money transport

and Police officers on the streets patrolling.

Supermarket loss-prevention professionals

and their cameras sleepless watching upon us.

They say that this is intrinsic to the Capitalism,

modus-vivendi we inherited from forefathers.

I am not used to the economic laws and marketing.

I am simply a poet, perhaps, or certainly, a minor one,

who wants to manifest that our brothers and sisters,

no-poet-people would have, by now, already changed

this way we have been chained to.

 

Published in Boston Poetry Magazine, August 2014.

 

Mr. 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 and, in next issue, The Lake.  Short-listed in four American Poetry Contests, began to write after retirement as a Bank Manager and is seventy-one years old. Lives in a small town with wife, three sons and a granddaughter.