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Do you feel lucky?

Misty looking like a professional gambler at the card table.

Flip a coin, call it.
A gamble you’re willing to take.
You wanna bet? Throw the dice.
Is this you? Would you trust luck?

The luck of the draw; win or lose.
Never quite in reach; elusive.
Chasing that pot of gold.
The Irish luck at rainbows’ end.

The pull of a gamble.
The draw of the cards.
The disappointments, losing.
The exhilaration in winning.

Good luck, bad luck: win or lose.
Lessons learnt; easy come… easy go.
One minute – luck on my side.
The next – luck has left me.

One should not depend on luck.
Luck is fleeting, no guarantees.
Know when to quit, never look back.
Fold your cards, walk away.

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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