Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Choose Life, Don't Give Up

Life is indeed about the choices we make,
And also the life-changing decisions we take.

Life is about the path we choose to travel-
Can make the difference between heaven & hell...

Yell Sound, Shetland, 2014, by R.A.D. Stainforth
Taking a proper decision can prove to be tough,
What seems correct now, may later be rough.

Who decides what is right & wrong under the sun?
"One man's meat is another man's poison"...

Once  we have decided to sail, we must be brave.
We must save & not give up no matter how grave.

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We may rue our fate & feel why we are in that situation.
Take help, my friend, don't resign to suicide/depression.

Life is for living & the anchor & control is in our hands.
We have limited time like that of an hourglass's sands...

We just have one life & not nine like that of a cat!
Choose life, don't give up without a fight, just like that...


Linking this to Magpie Tales-233
This is my first contribution to the prompt thanks to Soumya.


Note-
'Depression' statistics is depressing. 
Recently claimed yet another victim- the acclaimed-actor, Robin Williams.

Had been planning to write a positive poem & got my trigger while commenting for my Blogger-friend Seeta's post- Do we need to have it all?

If you liked this poem, you'll also like two of my previous poems:
My Decision 
&
Learn, Hope & Cope.

May we all decide to learn, hope & cope, rather than choose to make Depression the winner...

51 comments:

  1. Loved it and it does in so many ways say exactly what I wanted to with my post. Loved to see how prose and poetry can work to substantiate the same thought :)

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    1. Thanks Seeta for the appreciation & inspiration :)
      Whether prose or poetry- it's all the power of words to communicate/express :)

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  2. I liked this.It did not had the flow but the meaning was deep.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Rahul :)

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  3. This is very meaningful Anita. I was once on the depression road when in my late 20's....thankfully my support system was good and here I am today....

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    1. Glad you got over it, Vidhya. Wish we all have such loving support systems...

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  4. I have a few relatives who battled depression and came out strong....including my mother.
    This was deep.

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    1. Thanks Red. Positive stories are encouraging.

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  5. The last couplet bowled me over.Simply inspiring!

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  6. No one knows that better than me... :)..... Life can be made beautiful by taking correct positive decisions and be determined throughout...

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    1. Great when we take the right positive decisions. Thanks for sharing, Abhishek.

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  7. Crisp statements with loads of value!!
    Nice post

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  8. cheers to life :) .. nicely written post !

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  9. Strong and dynamic; well done.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Berowne :)
      Glad you liked it.

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  10. ek aur prompt ka address and saw some familiar faces as well ..

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  11. SO RIGHT.. decsions we think are right now may not be so in the years to come .. but then that is LIFE . priorities change , ideas chage, the way we look at things changes hence the right decision now may not be so right later ..

    lovely little poem Anita .. some of the hard truths of life :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Very true, Bikram. Thanks for reading & sharing your views :)

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  12. Every decision is both right and wrong! It is true what Bikram says! But I think you should take decisions for the right reasons, with love and respect for the people around you.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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    1. Yes indeed, Wil. Our decisions impact so many. Thanks for your feedback!

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  13. Thoughtful and well written, Anita!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Rudraprayaga.

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  15. Our choices can make us or break us. Situations arise in life so may learn and become stronger through the experience.

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    1. True. Thanks for reading & sharing, Kathy :)

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  16. This was just wonderful. I have been Bipolar and Schizophrenic since I was very young and this piece really touched me. Great write. Love and Light, S

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    1. Welcome to my Blog.
      Thanks for your appreciation & for sharing. Best wishes! Stay blessed :)

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  17. Life is about fighting, and be brave ... beautifully penned Anita :-)

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    1. Welcome here, Amrit.
      Glad you liked it :)

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  18. Wonderful poem Anita...so positive ! Long time since I participated in Magpie tales...thinking of giving it a go after seeing your post :)

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    1. Thanks Uma! That's so lovely :) Go for it!

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  19. Never knew of Depression to be so chronic that it kills too because we all get depressed at times too. How much of it kills then Anita?? Apologies i just did a horrific post myself...and it kindo exhausted me reliving the details...has in fact depressed me to an extent that even my own flowers are failing to cheer me up. Yeah we must not give up. Yeah sail along ! sail along
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    Thank you for Soumya too...quite a discovery it was for me. You are a gud soul Anita...and through you i an finding more.
    Ur poetry will lift me up i'm sure if not today but maybe tomorrow definitely.
    Btw...u must brace urself if at all u r planning to go across to my new post. Cause it's a loooog un. Bless Bikram and God bless him just 10 mts after i had posted he came and commented. Perhaps God gave him that perseverance and i hope He gives it to you too.
    Regarding those notes...sure i will share what i have on me of photography.

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    1. Thanks Shivani for such nice words.
      Yes, I did read your post. You have poured in so many emotions in there. Do hope you are lighter & feel better.
      Life is short & may we have good experiences & things that cheer us up. May there never be times when your pretty flowers fail to lift your spirits...
      I feel blessed to meet so many nice people like you here.
      Stay blessed :)

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    2. Thank you Anita...i have thanked you there too but there was some thing more which i felt like sharing but i got a message from blogger saying your html cannot be accepted must be 4,096 characters. i wanted to explain certain that you have pointed out. If you don't mind i can do it here...but again that same error can be flashed. i was meaning to ask you your email id...i promise i am not going to flood ur inbox with any forwards or anything which cannot be done here. This i needed to explain it to you so that u understand...

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    3. Thank you so much for such a detailed explanation & an exemplary interest to share :)
      Shows how much you care. Appreciate it & am so grateful, Shivani.

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    1. Welcome here, Carrie! Thanks for your nice words :)

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    2. Thanks for your encouragement. This means a lot, Carrie! Please do visit often :)

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  21. So wonderfully expressed. Amazing.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Gaurang!
      Thanks a lot :) Glad to hear from you.

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  22. Wow...very good post...suicide is actually a big killer...I read recently that people focus on farmer suicides but none stress on urban suicides...they r far higher & menacing....

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    1. Very true. Depression & suicides need to be tackled. Alarming statistics...
      Both are depressing- Urban suicides & Farmer suicides... Thanks for commenting, Amrita.

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  23. It's powerful, Anita. Why give up when we can never know what extraordinary things waiting for us? I am already feeling kicked up!!

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