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Gentle friend


Ah! Gentle friend!
You who have given so much
Of your love and care
I’ve received abundantly.

Never a harsh word or an angry frown
Whenever I need you
Always ready to hug me
Or listen to my woes and frustration.

And yet I feel uncertain
Of your love for me
Why do I doubt so often?
A friend who’s only shown such love.

Forgive me gentle one
For I don’t mean to cause you pain
I don’t deserve Your love
Which you’ve given so freely.

To me who’s discouraged
can only ask with hope
Such love, such tenderness
As I reach out to you always.

By Caroline 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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