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He goes before me


Ixora Coccinea also known as Jungle Flame
– Pix by Carol

“It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be dismayed.”
(Deuteronomy 31:8)

Who goes before me?
I know, yet I question.
I ask this when I’m lost.
I falter, faith cracks.

Many moments of this.
I lose Him in despair.
My life falls apart.
And I’m blinded by fear.

I dissect this. I peal it off.
There’s a layer beneath.
My mistakes. My wrongs.
More and more layers.

I feel remorse.
I seek forgiveness.
Yet, I turn away.
Each and every time.

In my journey of life.
I lose Him so often.
Yet, He’s never lost me.
He goes before me.

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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