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Is all futile?

Man is turned back to dust.
From dust, our origins.
To dust we return in death.
Why make plans for the future?

The cry of a baby.
It knows what awaits.
Nothing is free of this world.
Will faith be its strength?

Joy is fleeting.
Sorrow continues.
We work to live.
Heavy, our burdens.

We see sufferings.
We feel such pain.
We see happiness.
We feel such joy.

Which is wise?
Spend your wealth,
or horde it away?
All is futile! Isn’t it?

Only death is certain.
Sealed in a box.
Under mounds of dirt.
A darkness unknown.

Futile to stop death.
As a watch of the night.
Time is of fruitless toil.
So, eat and drink. Dance!

The sum of life passes.
Will you say it is all futile?
Remember the cry of a baby.
Man is turned back to dust.

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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