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I need someone to talk to


When someone ask you,
“How are you feeling?”
But don’t wait for the answer.
Do they really care?

Sometimes they shoot questions.
Never waiting for an answer.
Just prattling away unaware.
Do they do it on purpose?

I see their mouths open; close.
I hear words spoken to me.
Yet, they are somewhere else.
Their eyes give them away.

They are my friends; family.
I cannot be certain they care.
Care enough to listen to me?
For I need someone to talk to.

I am over burdened; drowning.
A hug would sooth my worries.
But I spot their disinterest.
I dare not ask for a hug.

It is the Black Hat I wear.
Always. I fear I overuse.
I see the false concern.
I withdraw, smiling.

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

7 thoughts on “I need someone to talk to

  1. Hard to press like on this one…I understand your feelings. If you ever want to write…I promise I will really listen! You can contact me on my blog’s contact page.
    Blessings ❤


    1. Since of late I noticed that persons are more focused on their phones instead of the person right in front of them. This is sad and rude at the same time.

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