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Stay home! Be safe!

Our 14 days under the Control Movement Order has been extended another 14 days. Stay home, be safe. – Painting by C.E. Pereira

A semi-lockdown.
Within a radius of 10km.
Our movements curb.
Into day fifteen we enter.

No visitors allowed.
The old most vunerable.
No social visit at all.
Stay home. Be safe.

Of the daily wage earner.
An empty larder looms.
No work, hungry mouths.
Panic, a step away.

The homeless! The beggars.
No one to give handouts.
Empty cities, empty sidewalks.
The soup kitchens are shut.

We hear of help being given.
Our government doing its best.
Buildings turned into shelters.
Food distribution a challenge.

Our frontliners, our heroes.
Each day they face danger.
Yet, they fight Covid-19.
While we stay home, safe.

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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