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Some days I grudge giving

When it comes to family,
you lend a helping hand.
But how far would you go?
When is enough, enough!

A sibling in dire straits.
With a spouse and two kids.
Into my home I took them.
For years my responsiblity.

In the goodness of my heart,
I’ve always helped.
But I need rest. I’m tired.
I don’t want this responsibility.

Can I stop now?
I need to step away.
How do I stop?
I know I sound selfish.

I’ve prayed for grace.
Some days I grudge giving.
But I give. And I worry.
My winter years are here.

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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