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Angels cushioned her fall


My heart almost stopped!
“Nanny jatuh”.
I heard the maid shout.
My mother had fallen.

Where are you hurt?
My first question.
Are you in pain?
My second question.

I lift her of the floor.
She’s no light weight.
Nothing broken.
Only bruised a little.

Took a while to calm her.
She thinks I am angry.
I am more resigned.
She didn’t ring the bell.

It’s breaks my heart.
To see her limitation.
Yet, I am resigned.
She didn’t ring the bell.

I thank the Lord.
For his angels at her side.
They cushioned her fall.
That I believe, they did.

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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