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Hurt! To be hurt.
Withdraw, protect the heart.
To build a wall,
keep the heart from breaking.

Hurt! To hurt others.
Emotional anger.
Wanting to inflict pain.
the red haze of revenge.

Somehow or other we get hurt.
We carry the scars through life.
A hurt may heal, trust cautious.
Forgiveness tough, lessons learned.

No one comes out unscathed.
We wear invisible badges.
No one sees our hurt.
Our masks in place, hurt disguised.

A slander, a slur, to scorn.
Can slice through the heart.
Take heed, don’t impart such.
For it hurts to receive such.

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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