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Not Now


This was written earlier then “Letting go”. Here, as you will read…. I was not ready to let go. I apologize for the mixed-up 🙂

I hear your voice in the night
I hear your voice in the morning
Why have you called me?
Leave me alone.

Don’t disturb me
Or ask me to make decisions
I hate it when I have to make a choice
Leave me alone.

Why do you whisper in my ear?
Why do you call me softly?
Can you not see I’m trying to do something else?
Leave me alone.

I try to run fast but you’re faster
I feel breathless and unsettled
But you still pursue me
I’m tired and I want to rest
Leave me alone.

I’m scared to answer you
I’m not ready to let go
Can you not let me be?
Leave me alone.

I feel your gentleness
You care for me and will never hurt me
And yet, I say “Leave me alone”.
Not now!!!

By C.E. Pereira
(7-1-1988 – Rewritten 27-9-2015)



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

5 thoughts on “Not Now

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    1. Thank you Paul for such a fine gesture. I am smiling at being nominated, a first for me. Much appreciated. Will try to follow your instruction on what Is to be done. But for now I am loving this. Regards Carol

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