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Religious freedom


Of late religious freedom is diminishing
some have spoken out strongly
while others have kept strangely quiet
like a sore festering untreated.

Religious freedom is crucial
a responsibility to each one
in a country of multi-racial
one needs a heart with understanding.

We worship God differently
which ever name we call God
we must respect our brethren
to worship God without fear.

Whether we go to the mosque on Fridays
or to church on Sundays
to worship God in prayer
a right to pray without fear.

To worship at a Chinese or Hindu temple
this freedom to worship so fragile
a house of God we enter to praise
can be taken away if misunderstood.

A peaceful nation, loving unity
we of various races and cultures
in one voice let’s call for tolerance
defend our right to religious freedom.

We are mixed with different shades
to ban words used in worship is wrong
our National Language one for all
to be used freely and without fear.

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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