Scattered ashes


Sticking to my fate head-on,
Without allowing human wickedness take me away from my journey.
I will walk even at the tightest road,
I will go forward even without seeing footprints or tracks, following even alone.
May my every step become an attitude that heals all injuries.

I am happy man and yet unlucky for being born in an era that unlearn to love,
Luckily, it still is smoldering love, unluckily, because love is gradually crushed out.
I chose not to alter my path.
I’ll continue loving, helping, comforting and forgiven,
For passion is a one-way street, no turning back, I will love even if just for the pleasure of loving.

When my path crossed with the route of the hatred, I will resist evil and I’ll love.
When my path crossed with the path of injustice, I will defy the crowd and I’ll continue to be fair.
When my path crossed with the path of indifference, I will answer with the dedicated attention.
When my path crossed with the path of the evil, I will opt to forgive.
When I arrive at the end of the road, I will have nothing to take along with me in the same way that I did not bring anything in this world.

I desire to be ashes of little importance scattered with fresh ashes of humanity on the same altar.

by Luis A R Branco

My new book:


A number of years ago I learned to love poetry. I started with the simple curiosity of reading a couple of them and I fell in love. I started reading all kinds of poetry I could find and slowly I started to understand my taste for some styles and poets. Later I started writing my own poems and the first of them was “A Paixão”, that for some reason have not been translated yet in English, but it is a beautiful poem.

I see myself not as a genuine poet and I cannot find a proper word to define my style. I just let poetry to fill me up with its own beauty and I put it down on the paper. I try to follow the rules of a fitting poem, but some times it simply doesn’t work, but I still have the feeling that I should write it, and I do so.

Therefore I present to you with all my love and respect my English collection of poems. Hopefully you will enjoy it.

Luis A R Branco

Lisbon, Fall, 2014

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