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Will time tell a different story?

The words and the images were in my imagination. I just needed to ink the blank page and paint the white canvas.
– Artwork by C.E. Pereira

Once, a white canvas. Pure.
Along the way, life changes.
A tear in the canvas expands.
Then explodes into darkness.

Scattered against a black canvas.
Lessons scorched in the depths.
Putting back the pieces takes courage.
Sometimes the damage is not fixable.

The tomorrows that won’t matter.
For today’s pain is endless.
And yesterday cannot be erased.
Pain makes it impossible to think.

Like a soldier, stoic and silent.
A perfect mask, none the wiser.
The day continues without a ripple.
No one will ever see what’s hidden.

Nothing is real except the pain.
Caught in a dream web, yet awake.
Will time tell a different story?
Take courage; a new day dawns.

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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