Featured Writer: Edilson Afonso Ferreira

Lost in Time


No more guys and girls happily driving

open-air convertible cars on weekends

free of seat belts tethering their bodies,

sweet winds swaying, fighting and playing

with their loose hairs.

No more

children walking on the streets to school,

carrying their notebooks in their arms,

not in backpacks and not on buses.

No more

bicycling around only for pleasure,

without protective helmets and gloves.

No more

family sitting on the front porch after dinner,

sharing the latest neighborhood news.

No more

walking in the fields under the moonlight.

No more

fresh milk bottles delivered to the house, but

milk boxes at immense supermarkets, with

sleepless cameras furtively watching over us.

No more

letters, no business letters, no love letters,

only e-mails to be lost in cyber space.

No more

people greeting each other, even without

knowing themselves.

No more

parents, boys and girls together going out at night,

carrying and bearing in common their dreams and desires,

just like a pack of wolves that have not learned to separate.

No more

growing, assembling and sharing rooms and lives around,

indifferent to strange customs of those

who do not love and do not like each other,

their children being the children of all of them.


©  Edilson Afonso Ferreira

12-06-2009-141-2 About the Author

A Brazilian poet, Mr. Ferreira, 75, writes in English rather than in Portuguese. Largely published in international journals in print and online, he began writing at age 67. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2016. His first Poetry Collection – Lonely Sailor – has been launched in London, November 29, 2018, with one hundred poems.

He blogs at www.edilsonmeloferreira.com.

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  1. Loved this. Thank you for sharing

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