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The Heart


each day the world grows weary.
humanity reaches out caring and loving.
but the constant empathy takes a toll.
the heart bleeds, its cries unheard.

frozen, warmth gone from the heart.
now, coldness and hardness rules.
icicles traps empathy within.
the heart is encased in a block of ice.

empathy is vanishing from the heart.
caring and love is lost.
indifference has captured the heart.
the heart is slowly turning into stone.

the heart is fragile, easily bruised.
as caretakers we protect the heart.
but sometimes our actions are disastrous,
making the heart become cold and hard.

the worlds burdens will continue.
showing compassion is the heart’s mission
can empathy shine through once again?
only the caretaker can unlock the heart.

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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