The Quarrel!

Bring out those unsolicited claims
Witness in your heart pretentious gains
Blowing worthiness of splendour and gold
Tell me this isn’t true or revoltingly untold!

Say ye, thee wise men
Born into the stressful messy den
Unfold thy lids, covered with years of dust
Belong to this song, make no precipitating fuss!

Rush thee now, whistle on fours
Turn that wind dial, hush then some more
Terror draw you out of your circle
Enter my square, begin now that ultimate quarrel!

©Chriselda Barretto

Heart Shaped

This one is for you
You will recognise it
If you are the true, my baby boo!

Your eyes like deep pits
Enriched with years of grandiose soul
Your skin more glowing
Rife with melted chocolate and honey
All of it encouraging me so much more!

Your hands so divine
A pleasure for us, all mankind
But mostly its your heart
Hidden in depth, but shouting out
Cream-filled, pure, delicate and refined
Honestly spread even, a fine gold-mine
Waiting and ready for me to entwine!

©Chriselda Barretto

Intelligence being!

The search has just begun
The find of an intelligent being
To interact with and be part of the scene!

Wishing on a rare kind of star
To humour and bring out the hidden dark!

Waiting for the magnanimous universe
To select, delete, investigate and uncurse!

A graze of good fortune, in much abundance
Droplets of good luck on this prance
Filled with stupendous hope and lit up darts
Giving a firm but gentle nuance!

Worries aside, fear and expectations by the side
Extremely good thoughts and focus in mind
The skies are looking positively clear
Brimming full of my endless cheer!

©Chriselda Barretto

Marking this day! ❤️

02 January 2019

I was born today
Many years ago, they say!

Repeated year after year
Changes, bright and clear!

Onwards, without any fear
Some normal, others extraordinary
2018 was my sanctuary!

I grew, I understood,
Realising many of life’s lessons
A culmination of past errors and misfortune
Rounded now my itinerary!

But even better still, it is today
2019, will be my year of breakthrough
Fearlessly leading, guiding, ready to adapt, stay and sway!

Free of the shackles placed on me, now in the past
Free at last, watch me fly, into this world so beautifully vast!

Gratitude to my friends, even my foes
For you have always kept me on my toes!

© Chriselda Barretto

The Complicity

The complicities of love
Laid bare emotions
Fulfilment of devotion
Enriching dormant dead imagination!

Intricately binding at every pore
Feelings of astonishing galore
Ring in the new, lovely dew
Enlisting joy as one of the many few!

Picture perfect at a glance
Try it then, take a seldom chance
Feel not barred nor battered nor inflicted
Ending may vary, worth it even if restricted!

Promises and vows
Rich in binding thy very now
Open to the merge, souls conflicted
Bear this in mind for when indicted!

©Chriselda Barretto

Art: Complicity – by Amanda Hone


Unchain my soul
Unhook my desire
Unbind this precious fire
Burning my entire!

Unsing your devoted words
Take me on a voyage, leave the dirt
In line with this situational birth
Unsaddled, muddled back on to earth!

Separated and freed
Falling away, into the sheets
No…No…. Hesitation rises deep
Back towards you, I want to leap!

Protect my fall, usher in your call
Chained now, beginning my crawl!

©Chriselda Barretto

Art – Nautical Chain by artist Billye Woodford


Tell me what’s your addiction?
Or free are you from all incapacitations?

Many are there, recognise we just a few
Enhanced feelings of goodness
Reinforcing behaviour, even rewarding
You feel like new!

Seemingly innocent, careful to ignore
High price we pay as a society
Financially even worse in fatality!

Worth not this short term reward
If its end is a lifetime long term way backward!

Find your passion in something else
No better time than now, restart
Many are there: music, knowledge, growth even art!

For you are an important part of a whole
Forget this not, respect yourself, body and soul!

© Chriselda Barretto