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Until hope sprouts a flicker

(Clockwise: Bridges in Venice 2009, road signs and rail crossings in Alaska 2016. – Pixs by C.E. Pereira)

Life, our journey.
With adventures and dangers.
At bridges and crossroads.
Choices decide our future.

Lit candles on a cake.
Each year to wish upon.
Love and joy to share.
To cherish, to give thanks.

Of celebration of birth.
What happiness it brings.
Then we meet death.
What agony; what sadness.

Happiness is fleeting.
You dance for joy.
Savour its taste.
Inhale its essence.

Of pockets of happiness.
Like freshness after the rain.
The touch of warmth.
For life is filled with pain.

Treasure your happiness.
Plant love in your heart.
With the kiss of love.
These, balms to heal.

Life is full of potholes.
We fall into them.
Pain. Hurt. Tears.
The air sucked out.

Nothing but pain remains.
Happiness, but a memory.
We cease to remember joy.
Until hope sprouts a flicker.

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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