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Think brillant, talk stupid


Inside my mind I’m awesome.
Beautiful words flow out.
Then I open my mouth.
And I cannot get my foot out.

Has it happened to you?
One minute you’re thinking brillant.
Then you open your mouth.
And the next moment stupidity.

How is it possible to think one way.
And to verbalise in the opposite.
Good intentions going South.
A tongue not linked to the mind.

A sitcom, with me as the joke.
Only it’s not. It’s embarassing.
I’m in hot soup constantly.
Why did I say that? Oh no!

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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