It is carnival time
I wonder what brings people together ?
Is it the music and the crowd ?
Is the joy and the pleasure of being together ?
Or the thrill of encroaching busy streets and highways,
at midnight, and holding up the traffic ?
Everyone seemed to enjoy the merry-making;
Love was overflowing; And hips were shaking
to the tunes of Samba, and in a corner,
one could witness even Capoeira, by well
built men and little children.
There were carts selling grilled meat
oblivious of the rain, while others
were selling cerveja ‘Stupidamente gelada’.
Ah carnival, something to aspire for in Brazil,
how much it shows that together, we can…
bereft of our hatred, miseries and uncertainties…