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Dec 17: Man cannot live a lie, he loses peace


It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Yes, you will go out with joy and be led away in safety. Mountains and hills will break into joyful cries before you and all the trees of the countryside clap their hands. – Isaiah 55:12

The truth is an important ingredient.
A father doing his best to instill,
in his children what’s right and wrong.
To be truthful, honour to uphold.

How do peace and truth combine?
A truth not told, trust is broken.
If a promise is made on a lie,
it can disrupt peace, prompt a war.

A father’s voice long since silenced.
Yet his advise still echoes its truth.
Man cannot live a lie, he loses peace.
For one lie leads to another …and another.

Where it matters, the truth I tell.
But I do tell a white lie sometimes.
An old lady with the ugliest looking dog.
I agree her dog is the prettiest I’d seen.

A father’s teaching well learned.
If I decide to tell a lie, the fault is mine.
I can discern right from wrong.
If I choose to live a lie, I lose peace.

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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