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Trapped in the same nightmare

I had fun blowing these bubbles. But imagine a future with each in their own bubble, isolated. – Photo by C.E. Pereira

Sunday Mass in my home.
Live streaming from afar.
What we took for granted,
is now, what we yearn for.

It started in one town.
One red pin on the map.
The numbers keep rising.
The map full of red pins.

I’ve seen this on the telly.
Titled ‘The Last Ship’.
Storyline matching ours.
Parallel to our nightmare.

Lots of advice out there.
To stay safe. Be safe.
Pandemic declared.
Panic at the stores.

The barrier is up.
Yet, fear seeps in.
A stillness in the air.
Emptiness surrounds.

It spreads without favourites.
Countries in lockdowns.
Trapped in the same nightmare.
The cure still out of reach.

What does the future holds?
Each in their own bubbles.
A sanitized city inside a dome.
Or zipped in spacesuits.

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

6 thoughts on “Trapped in the same nightmare

    1. Thank you. We all have to do our part by staying home to help the medical frontliners. May a cure be found. Let’s pray for God’s mercy.🙏🏻🌹


  1. My family followed church service at home this past Sunday, via livestream. The world is changing fast and faith is the only thing that will bring us through sane and in one peace. Your words have beautifully encapsulated the current angst. Have a blessed week. Thank you. Smiles xx

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement. Our world is indeed changing very fast. The Cross is our strength and hope. A blessed week to you. 🌻🌻🌻


    1. Thank you.🌻We have been having livestream Mass for the home bound. So, I’m a little used to this. But not receiveing Jesus in the Holy Eucharist is so very sad.


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