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I sing this sad love song


Days when life is all consuming.
More so, when you dispair.
Painful memories stirred up.
A replay of what wasn’t love.

I sing this sad love song.
A broken heart from years ago.
I am not the first of lost love.
And not the last to lose love.

You swept me off my feet.
First love. I was smitten.
Too young and foolish.
The world looked brighter.

My heart, a young bud.
Its petals opening to love.
My love bloomed bright.
There were stars in my eyes.

You danced with me.
In your arms, held closely.
To the music of the Waltz.
I was terrified of my feelings.

You awakened in me, needs.
Teaching me. Showing me.
Then you grew tired of me.
And you were careless with me.

Love became tainted. Why?
No lovers quarrel, deadness.
Hearts no longer beat as one.
Yours had already left mine.

I saw your eyes find hers.
Passion fixed for her then.
Once, yours lighted up for me.
I mistook your passion for love.

Then the hurt came piercing.
I was left out in the cold.
Crushed and discarded forever.
This was not love, yet I hurt.

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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