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What if today is my finish line?


I prepared my whole life.
Planning for the future.
Fast forward thirty years.
I’m still looking to the future.

My destination, the future.
The train never stops.
I keep riding on the train.
Dreaming of a secure future.

What do I do now, today?
Instead, of the future.
But everything is wrong.
And the station flashed by.

Never getting off today.
I haven’t stepped off.
Next station, tomorrow.
I’ll get off the train then.

Get off that train. I scream.
Hug today. Bask in it.
Don’t wait for tomorrow.
Let tomorrow go.

Yet, I chase tomorrow.
Dreaming of a secure future.
What if today is my finish line?
And tomorrow never arrives.

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

12 thoughts on “What if today is my finish line?

    1. Nicely said. Thank you. And as the train stops at each station, it’s whether we get off or stay on. To take chances or play safe.


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