Mary Poppins, or: Oliver Twist

Poetry Partners #121

‘On my way to nowhere’, a poem by Filipa Moreira da Cruz of ‘De Malinha Pronta’

Where are you going?
Truth be told
I donโ€™t have a clue
The only thing I am sure
Is that I miss you
So I keep walking
As long as my feet
Are not sore
As long as my back
Can take me as a whole

You may cross all the rivers
And all the seas
Having the stars as guides
You may climb
The highest mountains
Erasing borders
Even run or fly
At the end, we both know
There are certain things
You cannot defy

I left this world
And in peace I rest
Itโ€™s my game over
Donโ€™t you worry
My dear friend
You should rather
Enjoy your life
Until the end
I shall wait
And so will paradise.

A Gogyลka by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

Nihilism has no overhead expenses
Nihilism needs no motivational coach
Life is Nihilism's breakfast cereal
Life is sugarcoated
Life kills, but I reach for more

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


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19 thoughts on “Mary Poppins, or: Oliver Twist”

  1. Both poems are exceptionally well written and deep, and the contrast between the two makes for an even more intriguing collaboration. This is magical stuff, Filipa and David. Great job all round. ๐Ÿ™‚

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