Talented, gifted, genius… I wish


Deep in my soul I know.
It is not talent I have.
Gifted is not even close.
I rate as ‘good’ only.

Hard work to be at ‘good’.
Even this I cannot take credit.
Those talented and gifted,
They too put in hard work.

Some days talent emerges.
And I preen like a peacock.
How smug is that.
Someone, anyone, smack me.

To be on par, I wish.
Talented, sometimes
Gifted, just a dream.
A genius, stop dreaming.

“A Jack of all trades,
Master of none” …that’s me.
I can do lots of things.
My best is with hard work.

When most days I struggle.
Hard work pulls me through.
‘Good’ is as far as I’ve gotten.
Talented, gifted, genius….I wish.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. 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

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s