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Jesus is Christmas


Lord, let my heart and soul focus on you,
and everything else will fall in place.
Let not the worries of each day
take me away from you on Christmas.

The seed of worry is ever-present in me.
There are days I think I was born to worry.
What did I worry about, and why?
From money issues to household chores.

I remember the Christmas of my childhood.
I worried about not having any gifts.
As Christmas drew nearer I worried more.
Will we have enough cash for a Christmas supper?

Those were my worries when I was a kid.
But now, what brings on my worries?
Is Jesus being erased from Christmas?
I worry about laws that may do this one day.

Christmas is advertised without Jesus.
Movies of Christmas always have Santa.
Kids know the North Pole; but Bethlehem?
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

I worry for I have not voiced out.
I worry for I have not asked why.
I worry for I have no one to blame but ME.
So I ask my Lord to give me a reprieve.

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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