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If I had the courage…


I wore my heart on my sleeves.
With stars in my eyes, I loved.
To speak my soul to you,
If I had the courage…

In a daze, the world sparkled.
Doodling even drooling.
Love sick, yearning, wanting,
If I had the courage…

Young love, fragile.
Is that love reflected?
Words I want to say.
If I had the courage…

Afraid. Is this infatuation?
Reaching out, a whisper.
Love dejected, shut away.
If I had the courage…

Rewind. A chance lost.
To be that young, in love.
A heart beating with passion.
I’ll shout with courage, I will…

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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