Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Withering...



It was a dusky evening
For me, like a beginning of an end,
When reality struck me
That I tested HIV positive.

I felt the fear building inside me,
As loneliness and pain surrounded me,
Clueless as what the future held,
Helpless I stood as time slipped away,

I knew not the worst was still to come,
As distanced I was from my friends,
No longer to my family did I belong,
Just left like a loner in the crowd,

Where ever I went , where ever I was,
All eyes watched me over and again,
With fear and sympathy for a distressed life,
Like an accused of a unforgiven crime,

Rather than fight against my death,
I had a task to fight for my self respect,
Just a normal life that I longed for,
I did not want to die before my death,

If asked was I for a wish to be fulfilled ,
If only we were treated as human beings,
Just a helping of love and compassion ,
Not depriving us of our normal life ,
As this could also happen to you,
For petal by petal life withers away…

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