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My phone is a lifeline

The playground and basketball court empty. A quietness and stillness has settled around it. – Pic by C.E. Pereira

At times I’m in two minds.
Should I switch off my phone?
Or throw it out; drown it?
Overload of virus, virus, virus!

I’m too over whelmed.
Out there is already scary.
Safe inside with my family.
But we are still an island.

There is a stillness in the air.
A quietness has settled in.
I can hear the birds clearly.
But the noise of people lost.

Out my window, not a soul.
No one in the playground.
The basketball court empty.
Are we in the Twilight Zone?

My phone is a lifeline.
It beeps, I’m not alone.
Someone out there cares.
I too care. I send out beeps.

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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