“Lentamente muore”

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Lentamente muore
chi diventa schiavo dell’abitudine,
ripetendo ogni giorno
gli stessi percorsi,
chi non cambia la marcia,
chi non rischia e cambia colore dei vestiti,
chi non parla a chi non conosce.

Muore lentamente
chi evita una passione,
chi preferisce il nero sul bianco
e i puntini sulle “i” piuttosto che
un insieme di emozioni,
proprio quelle che fanno brillare gli occhi,
quelle che fanno di uno sbadiglio un sorriso,
quelle che fanno battere il cuore davanti all’errore e ai sentimenti.

Lentamente muore
chi non capovolge il tavolo,
chi è infelice sul lavoro
chi non rischia la certezza per l’incertezza
per inseguire un sogno,
chi non si permette almeno una volta nella vita di fuggire ai consigli
sensati.

Lentamente muore
chi non viaggia,
chi non legge,
chi non ascolta musica,
chi non trova grazia in se stesso.

Muore lentamente
chi distrugge l’amor proprio
chi non si lascia aiutare;
chi passa i giorni a lamentarsi della propria sfortuna
o della pioggia incessante.

Lentamente muore
chi abbandona un progetto prima di iniziarlo,
chi non fa domande sugli argomenti che non conosce,
chi non risponde quando gli chiedono qualcosa che conosce.

Evitiamo la morte a piccole dosi
ricordando sempre che essere vivo
richiede uno sforzo di gran lunga maggiore del semplice fatto di
respirare.

Soltanto l’ardente pazienza porterà al raggiungimento
di una splendida felicità

Martha Medeiros

Questa poesia è da molti erroneamente citata come opera del poeta cileno Pablo Neruda e come tale fu letta nel 2008 al Senato italiano da Clemente Mastella, nell’annunciare il suo voto negativo alla fiducia al secondo governo Prodi (che poi cadde). Tale attribuzione suscitò l’immediata smentita della casa editrice fiorentina che pubblica l’intera opera di Neruda.

Al contrario, Lentamente muore (A Morte Devagar) è una poesia della scrittrice brasiliana Martha Medeiros, nata a Porto Alegre nel 1961 e pubblicata per la prima volta nel 2000 sul quotidiano Zero Hora per cui lavora.

È una poesia semplice, dal messaggio estremamente chiaro. Si si muore ogni giorno, lentamente, se non si ha il coraggio di osare e di cambiare. Allora si muore per noia, per abitudine, per l’incapacità di rischiare o di ritrovare se stessi, per mancanza di curiosità, perché adagiati nel conformismo, perché ci si isola senza chiedere mai aiuto.
Bisogna invece ricordarsi che per essere vivi non è sufficiente respirare.
A Morte Devagar

Muere lentamente
quien se transforma en esclavo del hábito,
repitiendo todos los días los mismos trayectos,
quien no cambia de marca,
no arriesga vestir un color nuevo
y no le habla a quien no conoce.

Muere lentamente
quien hace de la televisión su gurú.
Muere lentamente quien evita una pasión,
quien prefiere el negro sobre blanco
y los puntos sobre las “íes”
a un remolino de emociones,
justamente las que rescatan el brillo de los ojos,
sonrisas de los bostezos,
corazones a los tropiezos
y sentimientos.

Muere lentamente
quien no voltea la mesa
cuando está infeliz en el trabajo,
quien no arriesga lo cierto por lo incierto
para ir detrás de un sueño,
quien no se permite por lo menos una vez en la vida,
huir de los consejos sensatos.

Muere lentamente
quien no viaja,
quien no lee, quien no oye música,
quien no encuentra gracia en sí mismo.

Muere lentamente
quien destruye su amor propio,
quien no se deja ayudar,
quien pasa los días quejándose
de su mala suerte o de la lluvia incesante.

Muere lentamente,
quien abandonando un proyecto antes de iniciarlo,
no preguntando de un asunto que desconoce
o no respondiendo cuando le indagan sobre algo que sabe.

Evitemos la muerte en suaves cuotas,
recordando siempre que estar vivo
exige un esfuerzo mucho mayor que
el simple hecho de respirar.

Solamente la ardiente paciencia
hará que conquistemos una espléndida felicidad.

 

Dies slowly

Dies slowly he who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the colour of his clothes,
and doesn’t talk to whom he doesn’t know

Dies slowly he who avoids a passion,
who prefers black to white,
and the dots on the “i” to the whirlpool of emotions,
the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings.

Dies slowly he who does not overthrow the table,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to follow a dream,
who does not allow, at least once in his life, to flee from wise advice.

Dies slowly he who does not travel,
does not read, does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself.

Dies slowly he who destroys his own self-esteem,
who does allow himself to be helped,
dies slowly he who passes his days complaining about his bad luck
or the incessant rain.

Dies slowly he who abandons a project before starting it,
who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn’t know,
or who does not answer when asked about something he knows.

Let’s try and avoid death
reminding oneself that being alive
requires an effort far greater than the simple fact
of breathing.

Only perseverance will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

48 thoughts on ““Lentamente muore”

  1. ON FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    I Have NO TIME!!! for People Propagating and Promoting Problems; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I Have ALL The Time In The World for Others, Like Me with MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues), Who Seek Solutions…once a Friend always a Friend; so I Divide My Friends in to Dormant and Active:

    ♧ Clubbing – I Have Fallen Out with My Dormant Friends and We ARE Failing to Find a Path to Reconciliation – Clubbing
    ♡ My Active Friends KNOW!!! I Don’t Like Being Told What To, I Don’t Mind Being Respectfully Corrected and I Actively Listen
    ♤ So, please EveryOne, Your THOUGHTS!!! on Friends; especially Those Who “Cut Off ALL Communication FOREVER!!! 😠 ”

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

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    ON HAPPYNESS

    ♡ I DO Feel True Happiness EveryOne, Simply and Complexly, I Was Playing ‘Hide and Seek’ with My True Happiness; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I Have counted to 10 and said “I’m coming to find you true happiness; ready or not.”…so I Suggest Stick At It; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that it’s Well Worth It 😀

    …♡♡♡…

    ON PERCEIVED POWER

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    An almost inevitable cause of Falling Out with Others is Wanting To Be The Most POWERFUL!!! whether in A Family, At Work, Friendships, Lovers, Neighbours or Any Other; when We Relinquish Our Demands and Wants To Be The Most POWERFUL!!! Amazing Things Happen…it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that The Wants and Demands To Be The Most POWERFUL!!! ARE ALL About Self Protection; there ARE Few More Heart Wrenching Sights than Observing The Once Most POWERFUL!!! Whimpering like a Wounded Dog and Begging For Mercy…it is Simple yet Complex to Rid OurSelves of This POWERFUL!!! Anxiety; it begins with Spending Linear Time in Solitude and Turning Inwards by Admitting, Acknowledging and Addressing Our MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues)…then We Find, via Childlike Rediscovery, Our Place Of Love, In Joy, At Peace; a Humble Place where The Universe is able to Empower Us Even More than Ever…so I Suggest Avoid Co-Dependent Dominance, Submission and Misery; instead Focus on Our Boundaries and Co-Operation with Others (Don’t Be A DoorMat for Power Mongers) and The Universe WILL!!! Answer…

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    …◇◇◇…

    ON ADDICTED

    So what Exactly is Addiction EveryOne 🤔 ? Here’s My View; an Addiction is SomeThing We Believe We Cannot Do WithOut such as this Non-Exhaustive List:

    ♤ Sex
    ♤ Ciggies
    ♤ Exercise
    ♤ Drugs
    ♤ Dieting
    ♤ Attention
    ♤ Adulation
    ♤ Alcohol
    ♤ Being RIGHT!!! 😠

    …it’s possible to become De-Addicted creating Exes that may have unfortunate, unforseen consequences; consequences such as Cold Turkey, SMUGNESS!!! et al Totally Lacking Empathy, a Pathological Form of Self Protective Psychopathy like:

    ♧ Clubbing – Ex-Smokers – Clubbing
    ♧ Clubbing – Ex-Lovers – Clubbing
    ♧ Clubbing – Ex-Druggies – Clubbing

    …this List is NOT!!! Exhaustive EveryOne; when We Recover and Survive I THINK!!! it’s Incumbent Upon Us to be Kind, Caring and Compassionate rather than Boasting about Our Recovery and Sneering:

    ♧ Clubbing – “If I AM Able to do it why aren’t You 🤔 ? You ARE PATHETIC 😬 !!!” – Clubbing

    …it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that We Prefer to SEE (Soulful Emotional Energy) OurSelves as Supportive yet the above seems to indicate The Opposite; it’s My Experience that Many Folk ARE Only Looking Out for ThemSelves which is Fair Enough and WHY!!! I Tend to AVOID OTHERS!!! for Their Protection and Mine…

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    …◇◇◇…

    ON LETTING GO

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    ♤ Some Say “Quitting is Weakness!!!”; I Say “FUCK OFF!!!”
    ♤ Some Say “I’VE LOST EVERYTHING!!!”; I Say “Swallow Some Cement then Harden The FUCK UP!!!”
    ♤ Some Say “IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!; I Say “Look in Your FUCKING!!! Mirror.”

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    ◇ Pay Attention
    ◇ Signs
    ◇ Synchronicities
    ◇ SubAtomic Spaces
    ◇ Suggestions
    ◇ Signals
    ◇ Guidelines
    ◇ Pointers
    ◇ Pay FUCKING!!! Attention

    …if You FAIL!!! to Understand The Above I Suggest Using Road Trips as Metaphor; if That FAILS!!! then This Message isn’t Meant For You RIGHT NOW!!! 😆😅😄😃😂😁😀😉😊 Cognitive Dissonance is THE RAGE RESISTANCE!!! to Different Ways of THINKING!!!, Speaking and Behaving; something called ‘The Leech Effect’ in Fond Memory of ‘Medical Experts’ who ‘Bled Out Bad Blood’ with Leeches as a ‘Cure’ so, given pharma, nothing much has changed there, yet We Have a Perfect AutoImmune System…this Absurdity is NOT!!! confined to The Medical Profession, for example, a Circle is Accepted as 360° yet Mathematicians and Scientists, due to Their Entrenched Education, Argue The Toss about How Many Degrees a Sphere Has; the simple answer is 360° Cubed (46,656,000° for those interested) just like a Square, 90°×4=360° Cubed (46,656,000° for those interested), Go Figure 🤔 ?…

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

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    ON BEING AFEARED

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    In My Experience there ARE Two Types of People in the Context of Fear; those who treat Fear as a Problem and Pretend to be Fearless and those who Accept that We ALL Feel Fear and who Perceive Fear as a Pathway to Solutions…it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I Really Don’t Have Time for Problem Promoters, COMPLAINANTS!!! Seeking Excuses and ALL The Time in The World for Solution Seekers, THINKERS!!! Embracing Fear as an Assisting Friend; so I Invite You ALL to Consider These Various Expansions of The Acronym F.E.A.R then please Share Your THOUGHTS!!! with ALL of Us:

    ◇ False Evidence Appearing Real
    ◇ Friendly Emotive Alert Response
    ◇ Firm Efficient Assertive ReAction

    …it’s also Crystal Clear Clarity that I AM Successful because I AM Driven by Fear of Failure; a Very Powerful Motivation…yet I Still Fail but it doesn’t matter; especially because of Inspirational People like this Lady (May She R.I.P)

    http://www.susanjeffers.com – Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

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    ON SAT (SURRENDER ACCEPTANCE TRUST)

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    ◇ It’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Some of Us Really Do Understand Suffering, Forgiveness and Boundaries 🤓 ; yet Others Allow Bad Behaviours to Continue in The Mistaken Belief that Behaviours WILL!!! Improve with ALL Sweetness and Light 😔 …that is until Furious, Raging Resentment Kicks In 😠 ; so, watch’ya gonna do next 🤔 ? So I Suggest with ALL Your Perceived Power Sit Down, Be Humble and Just Be; whatever NEEDS!!! Knowing or Remembrance in ANY GIVEN MOMENT!!! doesn’t NEED FORCING!!!

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

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    ON TABOO DATING

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    Many Serial Daters may consider Futures Dates in a Different Light; with an InExhaustible List of Questions Like:

    ◇ “What are your sexual preferences 🤔?”
    ◇ “Are you psycho 🤔 ?”
    ◇ “How many kids do you want 🤔 ?”

    …and Other such ‘Inappropriate’ Dating Questions; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that doing things the same way and expecting different results is mad, nutty, dumb, confused, crazy, delusional et al…this with a Very, Due Respectful Nod in The Direction of Mr Albert Einstein; a Scientist who was NEVER!!! Comfortable with The Idea of Quantum UnCertainty Famously Stating “God does not play dice with The Universe.”…

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

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    ON RELIGION AND OTHER MODALITIES

    ♡ So You Don’t Trust YourSelf EveryOne instead Trusting to Other ‘Authority’ such as a White Elderly Man with a Long White Beard or Other ‘Divine’ Male, Godly Manifestations while Totally Ignoring Goddess; Poor You, I’ll Observe from a Distance while SHE!!! Rips You Apart 😆😅😄😃😂😁😀😉😊

    …♡♡♡…

    ON THE NATURE OF REALITY – PROBLEM SOLVING

    ♡ I Seek Solutions instead of Promoting Problems EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that We ALL Have Limitations yet We Can ALL Do Things Others Struggle To Do so I Suggest Figure Out Your Weaknesses and Strengths

    …so, about Awareness and Enlightenment; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity to Me that Consciousness has Four States:

    ♤ Conscious of Our Decision Making – Our Choices
    ♤ SubConscious State 1 – A Private Place where We ARE UnConscious of Our Decision Making, Reflexes and Knee-Jerk ReActions
    ♤ SubConscious State 2 – A Public Place where We Do ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) Stuff like Telepathy and Dreaming et al
    ♤ SubConscious State 3 – The Single Source of All That Was, All That Is and All That Will Be, An Ever Expanding Sphere

    …so Repetition, Routine and Boredom may be Suggesting To You a Lesson to be Learned EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Everything Passes whether ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’ so The Trick is Not to Get Stuck in Circular Time with ‘Bad’ or ‘Good’…instead Let Life Flow in Linear Time; this is 3D after all and 5D is Attainable by Traversing 4D

    …♡♡♡…

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