Many times, in the day to day, we came across
surprising and unpredictable events,
that leave us breathless and speechless.
Some sad, unwanted and hurtful ones,
which we cannot understand its origins or reasons,
carried out by family, friends, even by ourselves.
We must also remember those, likewise unexpected,
that had brought happiness, joy and well-being,
which, without better judgment, we accounted
as if had been natural and fully deserved ones.
Indeed, in the harvest we do every day,
we are used to abundance, sometimes to scarcity,
healthy fruits alongside some sick ones.
We should always take into account
that have not been only we who have planted
what we are now reaping.
It had been sowed by parents and grandparents,
also by everyone who preceded us.
Really, it is the heritage we must honor,
interdependent as we are, in our common,
beloved, sometimes so suffering human race.
(Published in Poetry Poetics Pleasure, October 2021 issue)