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One life

Who am I to stop you if you resolve to kill yourself? But before you quit the game, roll the dice one last time. What have you seen in your life till now? Did you perceive the sweetness of first love? Have you kissed those first rain drops that come to greet you after a hot summer? Have you hugged your proud mother who is overwhelmed at your success? Did you ever wipe the tears of your best friend? Have you ever enjoyed a road trip with a gang of strangers? Did you take care of your sick parents and see them recovering? Have you ever helped a person in need and see his eyes twinkle? Did your strawberry lips suck the mellowness of a first kiss? Have you ever felt the joy of hugging your friend after a big fight? Go ahead and empty those pills into your stomach Your body turns cold in a snap leaving your people dumbstruck. But before you do that, think if you have brought any difference with your mettle and perseverance Before you slip out, Embrace the joy of answering those who doubted your calibre. Soothe the shivers that ran down your spine and witness your own valor. Fall down and experience the joy of rising up. Receive respect from those who once ridiculed you. Hug the momentary darkness to witness the light of a happening tomorrow. If your instinct still asks you to abscond, remember that there's only one life and nothing can be done going beyond.

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Date: 6/4/2019 12:53:00 PM
A beautiful poem Swetha - Life is sweet - how can we ever think of taking it away from ourselves, and furthermore, they are not ours to take! Loved every word, a real fav. Great write. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 6/3/2019 7:51:00 AM
Hi Swetha: A pertinent message for life , I loved this poem as one life is somehow connected to others.
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Date: 6/2/2019 2:01:00 AM
True and very positive panned lines
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 6/3/2019 6:27:00 AM
Thank you so much :)
Date: 6/1/2019 1:54:00 PM
I agree with you that we need to cling to life, but I hope you believe that there is also more than "one life" to look forward to! Great examples you gave for what makes life worth living. By the way, is it really so hot in your country as you say? Do people go around with massive amounts of sunscreen there?
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 6/3/2019 6:13:00 AM
Thank you so much Andrea. Yeah I heard many saying that there is more than one life but I am afraid to believe as there are no evidences of that. What is there isn't any? So I feel all that we wanna do, we should do it now, right in this life.
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 6/3/2019 6:13:00 AM
And yes, it is terribly hot here and the showers of monsoon have just started since a couple of days. Hope sunscreens will be replaced by raincoats very soon.
Date: 5/27/2019 9:29:00 AM
An intelligent write..a potent message on life..so well written!
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 5/31/2019 7:53:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay :)