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Uncertain times


Power crazy.
Self interest.
Personal gain.
The “I” always first.

We voted them.
The people’s choice.
A clean government.

They serve us.
That’s what we think.
How wrong are we?
They fail utterly.

Through the backdoor!
Where is democracy?
A lost ideal, I hope not.

Today, ruling party.
Tomorrow, opposition.
Prime Minister resigns.
King chooses a new one

A petition to sign.
What difference?
To ensure freedom?
Always! We try.

Yet, we got to nowhere.
The pile of mess remains.
Nowhere to now, here.
Uncertain times!

By C.E. Pereira

With Hope in my prayers for my country, Malaysia and her people, I take solace in the Word of God.

Habakkuk 3:17-19
[17] (For the fig tree is not to blossom, nor will the vines bear fruit, the olive crop will disappoint and the fields will yield no food; the sheep will vanish from the fold; no cattle in the stalls.)
[18] But I shall rejoice in God, I shall exult in God my Saviour.
[19] God, my Lord, is my strength; he will make my feet as light as a doe’s, and set my steps on the heights.




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

5 thoughts on “Uncertain times

    1. I’m Malaysian. But a little of me wants to be in the homeland of my grandfathers. Thanks for liking my poem.🙂🌻


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