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Dec 21: Who are the heroes we look up too?


And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings. – William Butler Yeats (The Lake Isle of Innisfree)

On the other hand the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control; no law can touch such things as these. – Galatians 5:22-23

Saints are heroes we should follow.
Catholics learn about saints from young.
Normal persons with extraordinary hearts.
Can I walk in their footsteps as a helper?

Such heroes, emissaries of peace.
Feeding the hungry, humanity alive.
The destitute given hope for another day.
To sleep without fear of going hungry.

Mother Teresa is on the road to sainthood.
A life full of charity, a person of peace.
Caring for the marginalised in India.
Two miracles, canonization awaits.

I have read all the good Mother Teresa did.
Her shoulders carried the poor of Calcutta.
Charity to beggars and homeless; the sick given shelter and care.
Peace shone on her face, dedication a lifetime.

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

 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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