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Dec 9: Void of peace, death is welcomed

The ocean during a storm.
The ocean during a storm.

“If you love me as you say you do,’ she whispered, ‘make it so that I am at peace.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? – Job 6:11

The innocent suffer along side the wicked.
In life’s lessons we take hard knocks.
Life on earth is very brief.
At the end, death takes us all.

Life is much more brief in war-torn countries.
As too with life cut short by murder.
Their last moments are void of peace.
Like a friend they welcome death.

We feel safe, the war is far away.
Death has not visited frequently.
We have peace, war is not our problem.
Like an enemy, death is not welcomed.

Please continue to share with friends, for the World needs our prayers.
Peace be with you. Amen.

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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