segunda-feira, 22 de maio de 2017

domingo, 21 de maio de 2017

sábado, 20 de maio de 2017

sexta-feira, 19 de maio de 2017

Coisas boas*

* Publicado hoje no Jornal do Centro


Em 17 de Maio de 2011, fez seis anos esta semana, a troika entrou por cá dentro com um cheque e uma receita amarga. Três duros anos depois, em 17 de Maio de 2014, ela foi-se embora. Desde então, pelo menos para já, tem havido juízo: o défice está controlado e não têm sido repetidas as loucuras que nos levaram ao buraco.

Portugal agora é só coisas boas:
— ele é a canonização dos pastorinhos após milagre devidamente esmiuçado pela vaticanista Aura Miguel;
— ele é a vitória de Salvador Sobral na piroseira eurovisiva após milagre devidamente presenciado em Kiev por João Carlos Malato;
— ele é o tetra encarnado após milagres de arbitragem devidamente denunciados por Bruno de Carvalho;
— ele é um forte crescimento da economia após milagre turisteiro devidamente calculado pelo INE.

Se continuarmos a crescer a este ritmo, ainda atingimos esta década o nível de riqueza que tínhamos em... 2008.

Os maus sentimentos estão fora de moda. Nas redes sociais, onde abundavam gatinhos e ódios, agora em vez de gatinhos há publicações cutchi-cutchi sobre os manos Sobral, em vez de ódios, a saia bem travada da dra. Assunção Cristas.

O país efectua afectos a um ritmo nunca visto. Não há zangas. Acontece um arrufo aqui ou ali, como nas autárquicas do Porto, nada de especial, nada que não caiba numa selfie de Marcelo com o pessoal, todo pancadinhas nas costas, a mostrar o marfim.

Portugal agora é só coisas boas: Monica Belucci e Michael Fassbender compraram casa em Lisboa. Uma casa cada um. 


Ela, na sua sala com vista para o Tejo, vê ininterruptamente o filme “Vergonha”. Ele, na sua sala com vista para o Tejo, vê ininterruptamente “Irreversível”.

Ainda os vamos ver aos dois dirigidos pelo maior cineasta português vivo: João Pedro Rodrigues.

Só nos falta agora um Óscar e que Fernando Santos, depois do europeu, nos dê o mundial.

O céu descai

Daqui



O céu descai; agora que alguém fez
dos nossos corações refinarias
Luís Miguel Nava


quarta-feira, 17 de maio de 2017

I want to know what it's like...



I want to know what it's like...
To be normal. To be accepted. To be human. To be equal. To be free.

I want to know what it's like...
To be open. To be heard. To be loved. To be happy. To be me.

I want to know what it's like...
To feel like I belong.
To feel like I am strong.
That who I am isn't wrong.
I want to know what it's like...
To know that I am here.
That Iʼll make it through the year.
To know I wonʼt disappear.

I want to know what it's like...
To not have to fight.
To see an end in sight.
To make what is wrong right.
I want to know what it's like...
To be able to believe.
In a higher power that doesn't see.
Me as sin or sodomy.

I want to know what it's like...
To have liberty & justice for all
To break down this dividing wall
To remove homophobia from the law
I want to know what itʼs like...
To have a feeling that isn't sad.
To have something that I've never had.
To have a child call me dad.

I want to know what it's like...
To not feel like Iʼm a freak
To not feel like I am weak
To not be silenced when I speak
I want to know what it's like...
To live beyond a closet door.
To see my father once more.
To show him I'm not who I was before.

I want to know what itʼs like...
To donate the blood from my vein
But because Iʼm gay I must refrain.
Why does my sexuality pertain?!
I want to know what itʼs like...
To not BE expelled from school
To not be made to look like a fool.
How is homosexuality breaking a rule?!

I want to know what it's like...
To undo what's been done to me.
To give sight to those who cannot see.
That I am no lesser of a human being.
I want to know what itʼs like...
To not be considered a disease.
To not have a majority I have to please.
To freely express my individualiTY.

I want to know what itʼs like...
To live in a land truly of the free.
Not a land that excludes me.
This is not how itʼs supposed to be!
I want to know what itʼs like...
To not be the target of bigotry
To not have you question my sanity
To not succumb to your superiority!

I want to know what it's like...
To overcome all of my fears.
To uncry these countless tears.
That have been shed over the years.
I want to know what it's like...
To learn about gay leaders of the past.
In my high school history class.
Can somebody please tell me what is so wrong with that?!

I want to know what it's like...
To have pride.
To not have to hide.
To not have to lie my whole life.
To not have my sexuality be denied.
I want to know what it's like...
To not have to feel this hurt inside.
To not think these thoughts in my mind.
To not contemplate suicide.

I want to know what it's like...
To have this pain in me subside.
To heal this wound that bleeds inside.
To get back the tears that I've cried.
To take back the years that Iʼve tried.
To bring back the life that has died.
To unite this world's divide.
To make change with stride.
To not stand below, but beside.

I want to know what it's like...
To have this choice you say is mine.
To have science & religion intertwine.
To have love be redefined.
I want to know what it's like...
To have a government that won't instate
Unfair laws that provoke hate
For fear society will disintegrate

I want to know what itʼs like....
To live in a world without hate.
A world that does not discriminate.
A world in which I can feel safe.
Whether I am gay bi or straight.
This is the world we must create!!!
These are the decisions we must make.
These are the actions we must take.
The time is now we cannot, we must not, we will not wait.

I want to know what itʼs like...
To have equal opportunity.
To know full equality.
To be one humanity.

I want to know what it's like...
To be treated equally by my peers.
To stand alongside every queer...
On the edge of a new frontier.

A frontier that no one will dictate.
A frontier where there will be no debate.
A frontier in which everyone can relate.
A frontier made up of love and not hate.

I want to know what it's like...
To open your eyes so you can see.
The way this world is supposed to be.
We arenʼt so different, you & me.

terça-feira, 16 de maio de 2017

The more loving one

Daqui



Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.
W. H. Auden


segunda-feira, 15 de maio de 2017

Violino d'amore


Daqui


Pensa che in un albero c'è un violino d'amore.
Pensa che un albero canta e ride.
Pensa che un albero sta in un crepaccio e poi diventa vita.
Alda Merini

domingo, 14 de maio de 2017

Contra o fundo

Daqui



Eu gosto da tua cara contra o fundo
circunstancial, ocupas o espaço por onde a rua
se intromete, as tuas pernas magras no passeio
como as de um fantoche que só mexe os braços.

Ao canto uma árvore fazia sombra pequena
na desconversa. Estavas mais ou menos
a dizer: nenhum futuro neste sofrimento.
O teu melhor ângulo.
Rui Pires Cabral