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This heart is losing hope

A season for everything. Winter is here. Spring will arrive. – photo by C.E. Pereira

This heart is cold.
A solid wall of ice.
It stopped crying.
Long ago it lost tears.

Has this heart died?
Laughter is silenced.
Love cannot enter.
Long ago it lost joy.

A mechanical beat.
Its rhythm broken.
Hurt lives in this heart.
Anguish cannot leave.

When was it hugged?
It was too long ago.
If you hug it now,
will it shatter into pieces?

It learned to be mean.
Sprouting barb wires.
A fortress of defence.
Ice walls! Winter resides.

This heart hasn’t forgotten.
The life of loving another.
Of giving freely, loving fully.
Vunerable! This heart gave.

Now, this heart has a void.
Only black emptiness.
Who will light a candle?
This heart is losing hope.

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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