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hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Dec.27.2011
  Where silence is needed The advice must be heeded Where words are to be spoken The tongue should never be shaken   Everybody knows that we are mortal No one can stop death’s arrival Yet we don’t surrender merely on account of fear Every now and then we don’t shed the tears   Where...
hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Dec.02.2011
  Hitler dared to win world but failed Napoleon attempted but harvest could not be availed *Sikander the great had to withdraw despite being mighty Such was tragic end for them to fail and face the misery   Many had dreamed earlier also but no one would Rule the large people as they...
teresa-vratil's picture
Nov.13.2011
While I was in my doctor's office this week, getting a physical, he asked the same boring questions he asks every year.  Do you smoke?  Drink?  Any shortness of breath?  Any headaches?   On and on.  Occasionally I paused, pretending to mull over the question....
elmaz-abinader's picture
Oct.11.2011
I glance up from the driver’s seat of the rental car. My niece is beside me, my sister in the back. Dad is standing at the window. His body is slightly caved and he is holding up one hand. His eyes are misty. We are all silent as we give him our final greeting and pull out of the parking lot. He...
teresa-neumann's picture
Sep.08.2011
Recently, in Forte dei Marmi, on Tuscany's Versilian coast, I saw a toned, bronzed bicyclist of about 80 in a speedo, joyfully pedalling his way to the beach.  A common sight in Italy, yes, except that in this case the gentleman -- not in the least bit self-conscious -- was...
mailrangam-venkataraman's picture
Jul.18.2011
When happened World's birthCan any one easily unearth? When was Air actually born?When came to Earth dawn? Can any one say Sun's ageAnd the extent of damage? What was the date of first rain?Who had the first labor pain? The first prayer who invented?The first disease who prevented? How was the...
deniseWhite's picture
May.27.2011
Dad is 92; he was born in 1919 and served in WWII in the Army Air Corps.  Every year his squadron still holds a reunion and every year he still wants to go.  I think my mother is glad she doesn't have to go any more.  Every time I phone him, or see him he always has a story; usually the story is...
michelle-hatcher's picture
Mar.16.2011
  So today is my birthday. I've never had a problem with getting older until now. Something about the sound of "thirty-two" feels vulgar rolling off the tongue. Turning thirty was a milestone--and people always said I looked really young, so that helped. My husband and I have three...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.22.2010
December 22     Age and Death     When death was young It did its job cleanly no mincing about Now the uncertainty and old age tremble Leave the world filled with half dead zombies Living is less for the faltering of death I would rather be struck down swiftly with a scythe Than bludgeoned...
washburn2002's picture
Dec.13.2010
In the East is youth, where the journey begins.  In South the gathering of power.  In West there is love.  In North there is wisdom.  Those that have completed the journey have gathered the wisdom to speak of the other directions. They can give advice or they know how to wisely accept what they...