What are you afraid of?

by Andrada Costoiu

I’m not afraid of the dark…
I’m not afraid of heights….
I’m not afraid of storms….
I’m not afraid……

Fearless dancers though life,
What a seductive image
Beautiful but imperfect,
Because we are humans with slow rumbling storms on the inside.

I am afraid….

I’m afraid of losing my sensibility,
Of not feelings things and people,
I’m afraid of the needle of numbness.
I’m afraid of building a strong carcass,
As I always want to be free.

I’m afraid of not feeling love the way it should be felt,
With storms and calmness,
With butterflies and loud bangs,
Am I feeling too little, too much?
Because I don’t know how others feel it…..

I’m afraid of disappointment in my children’s eyes,
I want to be great,
And sometimes I am, but sometimes I am not.

And you, what are you afraid of?
In this moment, 
I glimpse at the person you are and at who you’re becoming,
And all I can think is…
That we all have our own fears.

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Our beautiful world

by Andrada Costoiu

I stand alone,
Almost losing my words.
The sound of the ocean soothes my soul,
The sky, with colors that kept changing like the seasons of our lives,
Opened the door towards everywhere and nowhere.

Can steal this moment,
And seal it in my heart?
I guess….
Because what you see,
What you smell,
Never quite fades away.

I will stop,
I want to dig three graves in the sand,
And make them as deep as I can with my bare hands.

One is for the wars in our world,
I want to burry their blood, their tears,
And their haunting hypnotic rhythm
That makes people inflict pain, revenge and hate.

The second is for anger,
For anger blinds,
It’s black and bitter,
It ties you down somewhere in darkness,
Where only cruel whispers fill your mind.

The third is for ignorance.
The ice caps are melting,
The bees are dying,
And flowers don’t grow after the died!
If we don’t do something about it,
We’re all a family of thieves.

I tried to burry these, burry them deep!
Maybe the sand has swallowed them all…

Looking at the horizon,
I’m thinking about our story forward.
As young or old souls of this world
We all have wings to fly,
In our beautiful world.

This poem was inspired by this picture that I took few days ago while I was walking on the beach.

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There is more to life

-a poem for my son-

by Andrada Costoiu

 Have you ever felt your heart cartwheeling in your chest?
I did, many times….
When you smile, when you sparkle,
When say silly things as: “I broke the Kumon Bank”,
Because you thought they gave you way too many packets for homework!
Or when you asked if my mom(your grandma) was born during the Civil War, Because you thought she’s so knowledgeable
And knows everything!

You make me happy,
Your thoughts are clear and pure,
I never want to let the society take out the child inside you.

I’ll save the conservative thinking for another lifetime,
I don’t want you to sit properly, behave properly,
Because what is proper anyway? 
I want you to dance when everyone is watching,
To believe in the impossible and to always have hope.

I don’t have a manual, none of us do,
And even us, adults,
Can sometimes feel as bees on the sand. 
But I do know that “Success” is not defined by reaching very rigid milestones,
So don’t let the society dictate your life.

There are so many things that are not quite right in the world today,
But there is so much good too.
You will realize that all things change,
And like the forces of nature,
Everybody has the power to unleash and unlock what they’re capable of.
If more people decide to do good, the balance will tilt to that side,
Be one of these people.


Life is about creating yourself,
Take your time, smile, breathe and keep going.

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Time

by Andrada Costoiu

In the language of physics,
It is described as a fundamental quantity,
Absolute and independent in its own nature,
Time moves uniformly or not!
In our known and unknown universe…….  

Time!
We feel ….
The never -ending emotional passing of time,
That’s being human, for a few minutes, for years, for a lifetime!  

Everybody has his time,
Don’t we?
Time is looking down to us from the top of an atomic clock,
As nature puts our lives into perspective.  

Time makes us dream,
Every new year we are wearing our wishbone,
As a promise of good luck.
No matter how it cracks,
we should consider ourselves lucky,
Another year…..more to do, more to feel!  

To everyone who is pursuing their dreams: keep going!
The opportunities are endless,
Time organizes the universe into an ordered series of moments,
But the moments are your own.
Wish, hope, do!
May you find pleasure and good things everywhere, 
and may every moment make you smile.

I’m listening with my dad to The Vienna New Year’s Concert (Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker). It makes me so happy! Peace and love to all of you ….

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