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We have one life, no reboot button

War after war, the Earth changes through the centuries. Wars cause devastation just like volcanoes when they erupt. But we, like the flowers adapt to survive. – by C.E. Pereira

War has a high price, Death!
The enemy is ruthless in war.
A war ends, yet another begins.
Somewhere, a war is being fought.

Each war, a lesson repeated.
The world never seem to learn.
We continue to honour the brave.
While a war brews somewhere.

Now, the world faces a new war.
These conquerors cannot be seen.
A war without bombs and bullets.
More deadly than the Spanish flu.

The enemy’s nature is to kill.
Its invasion is lethal, deadly.
It cannot negotiate, it only infects.
The vunerable will die if infected.

Our life is now held in ransom.
Humanity cannot afford to lose.
There is no antivirus to safe us.
We have one life, no reboot button.

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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