HAIKU #109

Simmering dust heat

Perched thirsty birds drying grass

Oh! Summer knocking

Copyright (c) 2019 Namrata D Prabhakar

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Random -Flames of imagination

Flipping through pictures randomly, this caught my attention and imagination too

Looking at the dancing flames

My imagination caught in between

The images being formed

The ever changing flickers

Not letting me decide

What names to give them

So I am leaving it to you

To simply stare at the fire

And enjoy the energy

Or

Try to figure out the mysterious play

Copyright (c) 2019 Namrata D Prabhakar

Mom’s Lessons

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Mind Heart Matters

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Cancer is nasty. It is an insidious, life-sucking, mentally challenging and exhausting disease that tests a family in ways they never dreamed possible. It tires you, and angers you, frightens you and saddens you.

How do I know this? Our family was recently blind-sided by a diagnosis that will take our mother from us far too soon. A woman who bowled weekly, golfed often, volunteered regularly, met with her friends, completed crossword puzzles and Sudoku challenges daily, walked outside or on her treadmill and never failed to cheer on her Jets, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma (GBM), a very aggressive form of brain cancer.

How blindsided were we? On December 25th, she was up giggling and partying with her grandchildren, sipping on a beer while they threw jokes back and forth and kept the rest of us up until the wee hours of the morning. Their laughter was…

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