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Surviving Cancer does not make you a hero, it only leaves you wounded for life

Before you jump to conclusions, I would like to add that I am only talking from personal experience here and in no way do I intend to hurt any sentiments.
 
I was diagnosed with non-gestational choriocarcinoma (ovarian cancer) at the tender age of eleven (yes, even before I started menstruating). Two major surgeries and five rounds of chemotherapy later, I was declared cancer free and thankfully, I continue to be so. And let me tell you I am NOT proud of it. In fact, there was nothing heroic about me ‘battling’ cancer as people like to call it. I was blessed to have a supportive family who could afford the expensive medication. I was blessed to have a school that allowed me the flexibility of studying from home for the duration of the treatment. I was blessed to have the best doctors at Tata memorial Hospital (Mumbai, India) and yes, I was lucky that it was diagnosed early. To be honest, I behaved like any other school kid – throwing tantrums and refusing medication, if not cursing my parents for feeding me ‘wheat grass’, threptin biscuits and all that crap.

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Mystery

A million ‘YOU’s,

A million minds,

Every eye

a different sight,

A piece of cake for

the arrogant few,

A sordid tale for

the sinful lives,

A hopeless dream for

the gloomy ones,

 A smoldering mystery for

those destined,

It’s all in the eyes,

say a few,

It’s beyond you,

Go live a life…

© Apurva

Life

Dive into

the depths of infinity that

reside in your mind, kicking

against the might of demons lurking

outside, let the ripples of your fall reverberate in

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From Sorrow to Life

Burn away,

Vaporise,

the ocean

of my sorrow,

let it rise,

condensing into

clouds of hope,

drifting towards

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Life saver

You may not notice my tears,

You may not kiss them away,

You may not lessen my sorrow,

You may not hope and pray,

& yet you do so much more,

just by being there,

your smile revives my heart

and it lives

another

day…

© Apurva

Poets corner Poetry Challenge (Diamante)

Poetry challenge: Diamante

A diamante  poem is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:

Line 1:  Beginning subject

Line 2:  Two describing words about line 1

Line 3:  Three doing words about line 1

Line 4: A  short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7

Line 5:  Three doing words about line 7

Line 6:  Two describing words about line 7

Line 7:  End subject

When a diamante poem is written it takes on the shape of a diamond.

Example of a poem below.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bike

shiny, quiet

pedalling, spinning, weaving

whizzing round corners, zooming along roads

racing, roaring, speeding

fast, loud

car

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Holidays

slow, free

Laughing, lazying, chatting

Doing what you love, loving what you do,

smiling, thinking, talking,

fast-paced, busy,

Life

© Apurva

Getting It Right

Daily Prompt: Groundhog day

In the comedy “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray experienced the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he got the day “right.” What day would you choose to repeat until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get life “right”?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us REPETITION.

The day started off

as any other,

Dull,

boring,

no colour.

A

little

 tense,

that, it was,

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Life as a nomad….or not?

I would love to see the world in all its glory,

all possible landforms,

settings to my story,

I would love to climb mountains,

go through forests and beaches,

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Poets corner Poetry Challenge

A poetry challenge with a difference.

 This challenge is to make an eight line poem containing only Oxymoron’s.

It does not have to rhyme and could read like a short story or just sentences.

Answers that question,

our spontaneous

preconceived notions,

about this deathly life

and its fast paced

slow motion,

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Crossroads (Daily Prompt challenge)

Daily Prompt

I was standing at the crossroads,

unsure which way to go,

                                              My heart chose the right one,

                                               the mind said no,

The left one’s better,

choose the left, it said,

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Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Life Alight

Unfolding life's mysteries with poetry, photography & ramblings

Reading Pleasure

A blog of books and literature

Ankit Mishra

Smile! Because You're Beautiful.. :)

insight07's blog

life is a lovely chaos

Animate your Life

Dont think , Just draw !

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

chester maynes

Poetry and Poems

Outlines

"bare glimpses of what I see…

Confessions Of A Poet

All that is me!

Eye Will Not Cry

"Eye Fly High"

SUBDUED FLAMBOYANCE

A blog by Dr. Abhinav Majumder

Scattered Thoughts

Welcome to my world, a tapestry of thoughts and forms conceived in my mind

TheOpenWindow

Take a walk inside my mind.

verseherder

Birding in south India and life on planet earth

we bleed words

until we are read all over

victoriaflair

It's just this.

Haiku Horizons

A Haiku prompt/meme site

ONE OF A CLASS

POETRY AND HUMOR

Karen Gadient

Paint Slinger in Inner Space

Blase'

My heart, mind and soul...transcribed!

Ailbu

Short Fiction

Nature Photo Poems

Creation's beauty draws words from a poet's heart.

photopluspoem

Creation is poetry for the eyes of the soul.

The Product Poet

Your Home For Prose and Poems

An Ever Changing Writer I AM

I am a rain drop that has merged back within the ocean and in doing that I share the oceans powerful qualities.

Booknvolume

For the Love of Words, Laughter, Inspiration (and the odd sexy split infinitive.)

Black and White Heart

a tinge of every other color

पानीय

Riya Hamid. 19. New York City © meditationatlagunitas@gmail.com

The Starting End

A New Beginning .... Poetry of Love & Life

Dan Frugalberg

Life lived simply

Third eye view

People, places and photography

sterling roskom

paintings and artistic creations

RJR Design

Artistic Concepts Brought To Life

inky waves

A message in a bottle bundled and tumbled on inky waves

unaware but underlined

a corner of this mind, come celebrate with me

Views From A Small Island

A photographic record of the everyday and the not so everyday life around the UK.

Toby Gant's Photography Blog

tobygant.com: Just living the dream.

Of Love and Longing

...inspired poetry from rambling thoughts...

Ginz&Tonic

Life is good! Life is inspirational!

A Topsy Turvy World

Disorder shall prevail thanks to Sister Entropy

mishunderstood

photography, poetry and ponderings of life

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