Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 6 March 1978

Premonition ?

I wasn't born yesterday
and
I am not likely to die
this afternoon
( God willing ! ) ;

But the pity of everything
this entire
scheme of life,
is also the same  !

That things should happen,
God willing ;

And that the lumps
of desires
in my breast
should turn ,
-- not into the milk of
human happiness
but
into some grotesqe
cancerous growth !

Neither ones that I
could get rid thru
mastectomy - radical or otherwise !

These must continue to
grow
and grow
and bigger ever grow ,
till the serpentine
the evil twine
engulf
not only my body
but my soul as well ,
decaying beyond all repair  ;

So , what do I do  ?

Despair  ?

Prey to the Lord Almighty,  
to kindly cut,
so that,
in the least should it hurt ;

And when I succumb,
at least,
let her know  
for whom, 
unfortunately , I was born
a Cancerian and not
a Capricorn 

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06 Mar 1978