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Social stigma attached to HIV / AIDS. 

The most malignant disease prevalent in the Human Society, 
Is not cancer, or AIDS but cheap human mentality. 
A person infected with HIV ( AIDS) deserves to be treated with love, respect, and care. 
Because life for him or her, has been really unfair. 

AIDS is just a disease, there's no need to shun. 
Or make the patient's life miserable by denying him the rights to have fun. 
A patient of AIDS isn't an untouchable. 
Anyone could be its next victim, it's probable. 

Why is there a social stigma attached to AIDS? 
What about those shameless people who face Income Tax raids? 
Why aren't people ashamed of taking or offering bribes? 
Or the politicians discriminating  the citizens on the basis of religions, castes and tribes? 

Why is an HIV patient considered an outcast? 
How long will this tyrannical attitude and ignorance last? 
We aren't ashamed of telling lies or boast. 
But why do we despise the victims of AIDS the most? 

No one in this world is disease free. 
Some have physical ailments while some are afflicted mentally. 
We are constantly living under the threat of some or other kind of virus. 
The world is meant for everyone and not just us. 

Avoid corrupt people like plague. 
They are not to be believed. Their statements are a bunch of lies and vague. 
Jealousy is the worst form of human acidity. 
Allowing it to thrive is an act of stupidity. 

Anger and hatred are like cancers, they spread everywhere and damage humanity. 
Wipe them out before they develop into insanity. 
Our vices are our real enemies and a major cause of concern. 
Let's show kindness and compassion to the patients of AIDS and in the process learn. 

That love and friendship have no bar. 
Discrimination is too far. 
To prove we care for each other. 
We are the children of the same mother          

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To all the authors I express my gratitude. 
For their hard work, determination and positive attitude. 
I salute the authors of every genre. 
Writers of suspense, thriller, romance, comedy or horror. 
Thank you so much, dear Kelly Utt, for your awesome books. 
On domestic suspense featuring a protagonist and the crooks. 
Thank you so much, dear Amber Crewes, for your Sandy Bay and Fern Grove series. 
Stephen King, Janice Tremayne, and Marc Layton for the eeries ( horror). 
It was Enid Blyton who made me smile. 
Then I moved on to Carolyn Keen (Nancy Drew) for a while. 
Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I love their writing style. 
Jim Stevens and Erin Huss had me in splits with their comic timing. 
Stella Bixby,  Amy Boyles, Erin Johnson and Skye Sullivan created witches charming. 
I fell in love with the works of Dawn Brookes and Anne Shillolo, 
The list is endless and there are some more to go. 
CT Mitchell is so cool. ( He's fantastic). 
While Rosie Point's culinary mysteries make me drool. 
Chelsea Thomas does wonders with her magical pen. 
Leighann Dobbs, Jane Hinchey, and Amanda Lee. 
I would read their books anytime happily.
Adam Nichols, Robin Cook, John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon.
I want to say to everyone. 
Thanks a ton. 
Without your books, life wouldn't be fun. 
Exotic locations, exquisite cuisines, crazed killers and blazing gun. 
Can't imagine a life without you all. 
Irrespective of the volume of the books, big or small. 
Happy Thanksgiving for adding joy and pure delight. 
Made my otherwise dull life so bright. 

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Me, my grandma, mom to the left and daughter. Four generations together. ‘I apologize because the poem today is lengthy. Please bear with me.

Of all the prized possessions of mankind, 
Gratitude is the greatest treasure. 
Let it be lodged firmly inside the human mind. 
And may it continue to flow beyond measure. 

I am very grateful to God for all the gifts He bestowed upon me. 
For giving me, awesome friends and a very supportive family. 
Let's all be grateful to the glowing sun for its heat and light. 
The sunrays are the rays of hope to make our lives bright. 

I am grateful to Mother Earth. 
For giving us food, joy, and birth. 
All the elements, air, sky, water and fire. 
Are the reasons for our existence on earth and respire. 

Now I express my gratitude to all of you. 
As each one of you, taught me something new. 
Kym Gordon Moore taught me to be optimistic and cheerful.
For which I shall ever be grateful. 

To Sandra for teaching that life is an art. 
To Ashish ( Shanky), Nimish,  Yaksh who are very wise and smart. 
To Luisa, who inspires me with her gift of knowledge. 
And that learning is never restricted to any age. 
To dearest Elvira for her magical stories and amazing pics. 
I appreciate Mousumi ji for her blogs and teaching tricks. 

To Danielle ( graceful addict) who taught me never to give up in life, 
You have the willpower to overcome any strife. 
To Kally ( Middle Me) who inspires us how to be professional. 
To Verma Sir whose blogs are very inspirational. 

To Padmaja who has been an amazing and very supportive. 
Her stories are very inspiring and creative. 
To Deepika Nadkarni whose blogs I always enjoy. 
And Sage-page jokes are hilarious, oh, boy! 

To Belladonna, for her delightful blogs that are full of positivity and cheerfulness. 
Her thoughts are fabulous and so are her tips for health and fitness. 
To budding young talents like Isha and Kiran, 
To Cindy Georgakas from whom I have so much to learn. 
She is an excellent writer with a golden heart. 
To Dawn Pisturino, a wonderful friend with exceptional writing skills, which sets her apart.

To Suman Pal ( Scribbling Dad) , I learn the joys of being a parent. 
To Bridgette ( Bridgette Tales) , I admire her for her talent. 
To Tanooki ( the master chef) for her exceptional food blogs over which I drool. 
To Madhusudan ji and Rekha ji, they represent the poetry school. 

To Rupali ji and Nomadic Architect, I love your blogs pertaining to travel
To Beach House, whose blogs are delightful marvel. 
To Elita Sheen for reminding me of my college days. 
To GS for her inspiring quotes that's impressive always. 
To Christina ( webblogs, OCD and me) I learned the value of courage and honesty. 
To My Book World and Shirobarnyu, for their constant support and motivating me. 

To Keric9, from whom I learned to express my gratitude. 
To Man Kun ( Not sane blogs) and Cherie White for their positive attitude. 
GC, Jaswantji, Gaurav, Naveen, and Kaushal ji. ( Kaushal Kishore). 
Your posts are so interesting that I crave for more. 
To David ( Ben Alexander), for teaching me different forms of poetry. 
To Jeff Flesch whose poems have impressed me. 
To Myrelar and Barbara Crane Navarro who care for the environment. 
To Daneel Yunus and CBholganza for their unique sports updates and comments. 

Forgive me if I skipped any name. 
But all of you are family to me and I am grateful to you for the same. 
Most importantly, 'I am grateful to the family of WordPress. 
All of us are linked with a bond to share, create, encourage, appreciate each other and impress.

'I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and also thank you for reading this poem patiently. 

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तन की सफाई का हम रखते हैं ध्यान |
साबुन से तो हर रोज कर लेते हैं स्नान |
पर मन के मैल को कैसे धोए ?
क्यों कहते हैं ऐसे शब्द जिसे सुनकर सामने वाला रोए ?

चेहरे पर चेहरा है, किस पर करें विश्वास ?
अपनों से ही उम्मीद नहीं तो गैरों से कैसे करें आस ?
सामने मीठे बोल बोलकर पीठ पीछे करें वार |
दो मुंहे इंसान घूम रहे हैं ढूंढने अपना अगला शिकार |

कब तक हम एक दूसरे से नफरत और ईर्ष्या करेंगे?
बातों और हथियारों से आखिर हम कब तक मरेंगे?
दौलत की मोह में अंधा हो चुका है इंसान,
अहंकार की वजह से खुद को समझ रहा है भगवान |

पैसों से सब कुछ खरीद सकते हैं सिवाय किसी की जान | फिर भी ना जाने क्यों इंसान करता है पैसों पर अभिमान?
भूलकर सारे शिकवे गिले, क्यों ना करें हम एक दूसरे को माफ?
दूर रहकर कुविचारों से, कर सकते हैं हम अपने मन को साफ |

इंसान की सच्ची दौलत होती है, इंसानियत, ज्ञान, और प्यार |
जिस के मुख्य स्त्रोत हैं दोस्त और परिवार
इंसानियत से बढ़कर कोई धर्म नहीं, फिर क्यों है यह मतभेद?
सब ग्रंथों का करें सम्मान, चाहे हो गीता, कुरान, बाइबल, या वेद|

The translation in English :

We take care of the cleanliness of the body.

We take bath everyday with soap.

But how to wash away the dirt of the mind?

Why do we say such words which make the other person cry?

Some people have two faces, whom to trust?

We can’t expect anything from our own family, let alone the strangers.

People might talk sweetly on your face but may stab you in the back.

Two-faced humans are lurking around, in search of their next prey.

How long will we continue to hate and be jealous of each other?

How long will the hurtful words and weapons continue to kill us?

A human is blinded by the brazen show of wealth.

His vanity makes him think that he is God.

We can buy anything with money except for someone’s life.

In spite of knowing this truth, why does a man seek pride in possessing money?

Why don’t we let go of our misgivings and forgive each other?

We can keep our minds clean by getting rid of evil thoughts.

Humanity, knowledge, and love are our real assets.

We get these from our friends and family.

There is no religion greater than humanity, then why is there discrimination?

We should respect all the religions and religious scriptures, Gita, Quran, The Bible , or the Vedas.

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I am afraid I have run short of words. 
To express how I feel. 
I am like a caged bird, 
Wanting to fly, but experiencing Achilles Heel. 

I keep on telling my silly heart. 
You can't please everyone. 
Don't be naive and try to be smart. 
For you are inferior to none. 

Yet, somehow I go back to being slack. 
And the fire within me fizzles out. 
How can I think of going back? 
And allow myself to be overtaken by self-doubt? 
It's not the time to rest or immerse in self-pity. 
It's time to rise like a Phoenix. 
And now I am back again to do my duty. 
And won't let my pathetic mind play funny tricks. 

There are many obstacles in this journey called life. 
Each one is meant to make you strong. 
It's smooth sailing for some people, while it's full of strife. 
But it sure wouldn't last for long. 

Fear of failure is the greatest impediment to success.
Don't be afraid to fail. 
Don't grant negativity and pessimism any access. 
To your mind but continue to sail. 

The winds of fortune will definitely blow our way. 
We must not lose sight of our goals and aims. 
We will be successful one day. 
Despite our detractors playing unfair games. 

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To stay or to leave, 
To be happy or to grieve. 
To complain or to smile. 
To keep working or relax for a while. 

To be magnanimous or a miser. 
To be foolish or wiser. 
To keep arguing or pretend to lose. 
Think twice before you choose. 

To be contented or to be greedy. 
To be selfish or help the needy. 
To be humble or to bask in your glory. 
Life has its way of scripting a story. 

To keep boasting or let your actions speak. 
To be strong mentally or to become weak. 
To learn from your past mistakes or to keep mourning over the lost opportunity. 
To hanker after money and power at the cost of your dignity. 

To stay within the comfort zone or prepared to take a risk. 
To be a couch potato or be active and brisk. 
To refuse to part with redundant ideas or be flexible with changing times. 
To earn money honestly or resort to the world of crimes. 

To be grumpy or jovial. 
To embrace acceptance or prefer denial. 
It's your life and your choice. 
To live in peace and harmony or make a noise. 

No matter what you may do. 
Listen to your conscience, as it will never mislead you. 
After all, it's just a matter of choice. 
Use your common sense than just depending on the words of advice. 

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Cricket fever has spread everywhere,

As the excitement is in the air.

Let us cheer for the men in blue.

We want you to lift the cup this time too.

Billions of eyes are watching your game,

Come on Team India, just live up to your name.

We have our hopes pinned upon you,

Just show the world what you can do. 

There is no dearth of talent in our team,

To see India lift the cup is our dream. 

Batsmen, bowlers, and fielders just do your best.

Concentrate on your game and simply 

Leave the rest.

Though performance and good luck play a crucial


Spread your wings and get off to a flying start.

Rise like a Phoenix and do not give up.

Be determined to win this world cup. 

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Me enjoying the scenery outside.
Started on a journey with family, waiting for the train. 
Sipping a cup of hot coffee, reminiscing my childhood days again. 
My train pulled into the station and I clambered to get a window seat. 
My daughter, too, pines for the seat by the window. Isn't that really sweet? 

Yippee! Both of us got to sit comfortably by the window and watched the station receding. 
And our joy knew no bounds, when the train started speeding. 

Watched the cows grazing on the green fields, 
The farmers sweating it out to produce great yields. 
Little children waved at us with their friendly smiles. 
Observed the passing buildings and appreciated their architectural styles. 

Lush green trees and surrounding hills, 
Do make some memorable stills. 
I sighed when I noticed a beautiful lake. 
The clear blue sky with fluffy white clouds was the icing on the cake. 
The tea vendors shouting to sell their tea. 
We watched people boarding and de-boarding for an eternity. 

I remember traveling with my family by train. 
What would I not give to go back to those days again! 
Our dad would spoil us with snacks and comics. 
And make us laugh with his jokes and silly tricks. 
Yet, he died while traveling by train. 
Leaving us in the sea of gloom and pain. 

I miss hearing his silly translation and laughter. 
But I am still and would always be his daughter. 
It may still hurt but I will never give up on my love for train. 
I will keep traveling the rest of my life, again and again. 

I decided to capture a small glimpse of the scenery while the train was still moving. 

Moments of nature captured on train.

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My heart is a one-way lane. 
Some people entered only to give me pain. 
Some people taught me how to live. 
Don't forget the betrayal but learn to forgive. 

Some people wanted to see me fail. 
Their words of discouragement were to no avail. 
I learned to keep working from an ant.
And try to avoid believing that you can't. 

My heart is like a luxurious inn. 
To provide happiness to all the guests residing within. 
It has air conditioning of love and a heater of joy. 
To make all the guests comfortable, a girl or a boy. 

My heart is like a big house, open to all. 
You are welcome to reside as long as you can;  it's your call. 
There's no rent to live in my heart. 
Let's be kind and appreciative of each other for a start. 

My heart is like an exotic beach with the sea of affection and dunes of loyalty for the sand. 
I don't have many conditions or demands. 
Except for a kind request , 
Control your temper for it's a troublesome pest. 

It's better to be silent than speak hurtful words. 
Let the positive thoughts fly from the prison of your mind like free birds.
I welcome you all to this journey of life. 
Where we are living precariously on the edge of a knife. 

My heart is like a bridge to help you reach the land of positivity from the ocean of despair. 
It's strong and sturdy, made of love and care. 
And I would keep praying until my last breath. 
Dear God! May we live in peace and Harmony until our death. 

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Yes, I am madly in love with my bed and pillow. 
Yes, I am madly in love with hot chocolate and marshmallow. 
Yes, I am madly in love with sweet-smelling books. 
Yes, I am madly in love with a baby's cute, innocent looks. 
Yes, I am madly in love with my laptop and smartphone. 
Yes, I am madly in love with the idea of stepping out of my comfort zone. 
Yes, I am madly in love with art and music. 
Yes, I am madly in love with anything fascinating and unique. 
Yes, I am madly in love with all the animals and birds. 
Yes, I am madly in love with the thought of playing with words. 
Yes, I am madly in love with the entire humanity.
Yes, I am always madly in love, which you might think of as insanity. 
Yes, I am madly in love with life with its ups and downs. 
It's like watching the Game of Thrones and battling for the crowns. 
Yes, I am madly in love with the thought of exploring the world. 
Yes, I am madly in love with the idea of sharing the secrets that are unfurled. 
This is the kind of the romance I prefer. 
And not canoodling with a lover boy, never. 

And now I would like to share the acts of kindness by animals. 

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