Tuesday, February 1, 2011

#438

(image by Andy Macmanis)

Eu observo
rostos na multidão
e penso sobre eles,
sempre penso sobre eles.

Quando eu descobri
que poderia me machucar
eu me permiti amar
apesar das decepções:

medo
nunca me deixaria
mais forte.


I have scanned
every face in the crowd
wondering,
always wondering.

Once
I learned anyone could hurt me
I allowed myself to love
in spite of
disappointments:

fear
can't make me
any stronger.



(my piece for One Shot Wednesday over at One Stop Poetry)

22 comments:

  1. nice...fear will rob us of those moments if we allow the hurt to hold us...nice one shot

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  2. A força e a beleza anônima....gosto disso também. Belo!
    Beijos,

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  3. Wow really great write, love it :)

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  4. Pior que a decepção é a ausência do amor. Assim, concordo com a sua "filosofia"

    Um beijo

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  5. This is a strong poem with a message. I have heard that one should feel the fear and do it (whatever it is) anyway. I am not sure that I believe fear makes one stronger though. I think that is a platitude people use to make themselves feel better.

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  6. Straight to the heart of the matter, kenia, with sure and firm steps."...Once
    I learned anyone could hurt me/I allowed myself to love..." <- Loved that line.

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  7. Very nice, Kenia.

    ...'fear
    can't make me
    any stronger.'

    ...but it can certainly make us weaker.

    One of my favourite movie lines is:

    'Embrace the horror..' Steve Buscemi in Armageddon.

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  8. Kenia the last stanza speaks volumes, excellent poem.
    Pamela

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  9. a gente sempre ama mais depois das decepções. :D aprendemos com elas.

    Eu gosto de você, Kenia.

    beijoos

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  10. Em compensação as decepções
    se não nos matam
    mais fortes é tudo que nos tornam


    Beijos, querida!

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  11. What a statement! There is great strength to be derived from just one reading of your poem! I must read it again.

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  12. Final stanza really hits home. Great poem.

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  13. I agree with Adam. The last stanza is strongest but for the first time I thought this might have more layers if I were reading the original. So much is hinted at in English, but we are left thinking, what else is between these lines. Excellent you can do what you do.
    Thank you. Gay @beachanny

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  14. Last stanza is wonderful...emotion spills through your work....Belo!....bkm

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  15. so much truth in this, cris, especially that final stanza. I read and reread this and likely will again :)

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  16. "in spite of" is key. Very insightful. Fear - it's really frightening what it can do to us.
    It's interesting: when we look into the eyes of another and see menace we feel fear, but when we see fear in those eyes we feel compassion.

    Be well, Kenia.

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  17. i love this !! totally inspiring :)

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  18. very well said- that's exactly how it goes.. :)
    Thanks for sharing this- well written..

    Love xx

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  19. Considerando-se aquela frase (de tão citada, já gasta)de Nietzsche, se o medo nos impede de tentar nos torna mais fracos. Rostos na multidão... É tanto que também penso sobre eles/eu.

    Beijo, Kenia.

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  20. Wise work - I relate to this a lot, being someone who's a focused-on-writing-24/7 writer who can't stand being around people for long.

    Ideas don't talk too much, have mood swings, or otherwise surprise you (usually, anyways) - people usually do.

    Wonderful, as your work constantly is.

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