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The questions on life

What is life?
A question I ask myself.
These, my thoughts.
Yet, incomplete.

What is life?
A gift to be thankful.
A hell to curse.
Or neither!

What is life?
Hard work and sweat.
With snatches of joy.
And lessons in pain.

What is life?
Sunrise. Sunset.
New turns to old.
The earth remains.

What is life?
Bubbles of happiness.
Fleeting, we crave it.
And dream of it.

What is life?
Boy meets girl.
Shared joy and pain.
Love remains.

What is life?
Sufferings endured.
Tears that fall.
Pain continues.

What is life?
We enter alone.
We leave alone.
All is temporary.

What is life?
The falling into sin.
Submerged in dark waters.
As the anchor pulls.

What is life?
A moment of joy.
Illusions created.
In dreams we dare.

What is life?
Unchartered maps.
Crossroads of life.
Look at the compass.

What is life?
The good, the bad!
The encounters.
The journey itself.

What is life?
Chasing the unknown.
Is all futile?
Only death is certain.

What is life?
Is there an answer?
We question.
The list is endless.

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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