“Cherry Trees” (2018) – Chapbook – Gloria Mannazzu – 11/15


Have the courage to cry
to let go of someone you admired
someone you thought
shared your same desire.

Have the courage
to feel the pain of
your unmet expectations
and to feel miserable.

Let anger arise
as another time
you have mistaken
the signs from others.

Feel the unbearable weight of
realising you have wasted
thousands of hours
wishing things ungrounded.

Gather all your thoughts
all your negative pulls
you cannot be overwhelmed
you will stand once again
with a smile, no one will notice
what you went through.

“Cherry Trees” (2018) – Chapbook with fourteen poems and eleven watercolours by Gloria Mannazzu.

1- Cherry Trees
2- Keep quiet
3- Will you join me?
4- Grantees only
5- Renewing vows
6- Fearing absolutes
7- We can thrive
8- Learning new ways
9- A common path
10- Have the courage to cry
11- Your prayers
12- Gratitude
13- Where are you now?
14- Then poetry will save me

© 2018 Poems and artworks by Gloria Mannazzu. All rights reserved.