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Auspicious Red


PoP! Boom! Bang!
All happy sounds.
Happy noises. A blast.
Firecrackers of cheers.

Blast of firecrackers.
The burst of red carpets.
Brings luck says the Chinese.
The colour red for good luck.

In a Chinese neighbourhood.
Two weeks of night booms.
Firecrackers lit at lion dances.
Auspicious red for wealth.

The last of the twelfth cycle.
The Pig enters as the Dog exits.
Next year is my zodiac animal.
The first in the calendar….the Rat.

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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