Rainbow Of Fruits #ButterflyCinquain

Lemons
Kokum
Amla
Alfonso mangoes

Lemons
Kokum, Amla
famous Alfonso Mangoes
Strawberries,Soursop and Cashews
tempts you
suitable iron rich red soil
equable moist climate
makes Goa rich
by fruits

Unripe Strawberries
Soursop (Indian Noni)
Cashews

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Colleen’s Syllabic Challenge

⭐We were told to write a Butterfly Cinquain poem using a colour but I don’t know to change font colour.

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Fandango’s Provocative Question#135

Provocative question for this week is this…….

Regardless of how you feel about a woman’s right to get an abortion, do you believe that, in cases of incest or rape women should be denied the ability to have legal abortions if they wish to terminate their pregnancies?

My response:

No, I think they should be allowed because when rape or incest occurs, the victim is not ready to give birth.

Even a normal woman has to prepare her mind and body while giving birth to a child and here it is raped.

No woman can see a child born of mental torture and oppression in front of her eyes because she is so shocked by the incident that often the child dies in such a shock.

At that time, she must have been disgusted with herself. To get out of such a situation, she has to create a different world so that she can forget her bad past and stand anew.

Her past will crush her and not let her live. She will remember that day while making love and she can become a mental patient.

So, no women should be denied to have legal abortion . She should have the right to live her life as she wants.”

This post is part of: Fandango’s Provocative Question

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Short Story of Joe Alvares

Joe Alvares was a middle class person who lived in Ponda city with his wife, Rhea Alvares, away from his parents. Joe’s parents lived in a small village in Bicholim Taluka. Rhea was a home maker. He preferred to live in a city for a good lifestyle and wanted to set up his own business but ended up being in a clock shop. His daily work was to repair broken watches or to change the watch battery. During the Pandemic the shop owner kept the clock shop open and Joe had no option other than going to work. His wife, Rhea always told him to take good precautions but he always took her advice lightly. He travelled by bus everyday and did not wear a mask. He always thought that Covid-19 was a joke.

One day Rhea fell sick and had symptoms of covid so she got herself tested and was found covid positive. She was home quarantined. Joe was also tested and was found asymptomatic. He got scared and locked himself inside the house. After some days, Rhea was fully recovered and Joe began going to the Clock shop like usual. But this time Joe was more careless as he thought it was easy to recover from covid. He even considered the vaccine as a useless thing and ignored it. Then one day he got a fever, he did not consult the doctor, thinking that it was a common flu. On Rhea’s request he got himself tested by the Antigen test and was found negative. But continuously for another three days he had a fever which was above 102 Fahrenheit. So he again got himself tested by the same test and reports came negative.

Next day he began having shortness of breath so in order to check the oxygen levels he used the oximeter and found that his oxygen levels were dropping below 75. They both rushed to the City Hospital and got him tested by the RT-PCR test and a CT scan of his chest and found that the infection got into his lungs. They got him admitted without wasting much time. First he was on a ventilator and later after a week he was asked to sleep on his stomach to make the oxygen levels normal. Rhea sat beside him day and night to take care of him. It took more than a week for him to heal. After the discharge when he got home he realized how foolish he was to not take proper precautions. But after a few days he noticed black marks on his nose and on consulting a doctor he was told that he was infected by the post- covid infection ie. Mucormycosis (Black Fungus).

Gasping for breath amidst the din of the hospital in the Covid-19 – Black Fungus ward of Goa Medical College, Bambolim. Joe Alvares was uncomfortable and restless. His eyes were gazing at the wall clock which showed 10:25pm and kept ticking in the wee hours of the night. He realized his connection with time, he could take precautions against the virus and not take it lightly. Patient’s family members were not allowed to stay so he was alone there battling with post-covid Mucormycosis with the infection which had impaired his left eye and arm.

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Mom…

Mom, I miss you,
I feel, you will call me out,
But suddenly eyes become wet,
And I realise that I lost you!!

You used to tell me,
To not leave you,
But you left me,
And I fell alone!!

I couldn’t help you,
As you fell unconscious,
But no one else understood,
And I cried from inside!!

It’s true that you’re not with us,
Your sweet memories will remain,
But it all ended,
And I covered in grief!!

The shadow of love moved,
There’s no hope of survival,
But we will meet again,
And I look forward to the visit!!

You left suddenly,
Didn’t say ‘goodbye’,
But there was a lot to talk,
And I’m forever mute now!!

Miss you, Mom

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TIME!

The farmer will sow on time,
Will deal with everything on time,
Only then will you get a good harvest!

The trader will do business on time,
The vault will be full of rupees,
Only then the share market will not shake his B.P!!

The army has to understand the moves of the enemy in time,
Neighbouring nations must be monitored,
Only then will you get a breath of peace!!

Students will practice on time,
And give time for study, sports etc,
Only then will you find great success!!

Will not cure the disease in time,
will be possible for the disease to be incurable,
Only then the disease will not leave!!

Will not work on time,
You will definitely regret it,
Only then the right thing at the right time will be done!!

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A girl asking for a lift….

It was the night of 1st January. I was invited to a new year party and was alone on my way back home around 2:00 am. I was driving my car on this quiet and lonely road with no vehicles around. And suddenly, I saw someone standing and waving a hand at me for lift. There was a pretty, fair girl with Golden hair wearing a silver glittery dress. Her dressing sense impressed me. So, I thought that she’s all alone and needs help. But it didn’t strike me about crimes and that I have to take proper care, I was in a hurry to reach home. So without giving a second thought, I stopped my car and asked the girl to sit. None of us spoke as we were not known to each other. I just asked her where she wanted me to drop her and paid attention to driving.

After about a 5 km distance, she asked me to stop the car so, I stopped the car at the side. She got down and walked just 2-3 steps and suddenly disappeared. I thought she’d gone behind my car but no she wasn’t there. Then, I moved a little further and took a look around but I didn’t find her. My heartbeats were increasing. Then at some distance I saw a car that had met with an accident. It was a self accident. The car’s left side was hit by the electricity pole. Car’s impact was so strong that the left side bonate was totally damaged. Mirrors of the car were broken. I was shocked to see the person sitting on the left seat of the car. She was the same pretty girl, whom I dropped on the way. She was without the seatbelt and was bleeding. The person who was driving had fallen on the steering and both were unconscious.

I ran to my car, thinking why I should put myself in trouble because If I wait to help them, then I’ll reach home late, If I call the cops, then they will ask me questions and if I call 108 ambulances, then I will have to go with them for the formalities to complete but automatically I started blowing horns and stopped another car. That Man was also returning home from a party but thank God, he wasn’t drunk. He first asked me the reason why I was blowing horns, then we both went to see the injured people. Looking at the girl, he said that she died on the spot and showed me her cracked head. Still we did our first duty of calling 108 ambulances, only to provide them medical help on time, to save their lives.108 ambulances reached within 5 to 10 minutes. Health officer who had come with the ambulance declared her as dead, but her husband’s pulse was running, so they took them to the hospital. At the same time they told us to follow them to the hospital for further formalities. The doctors declared her dead. The husband was shifted to ICU for further treatment. They found a driving licence in his wallet and his identity was known, so the cops thanked us. I was feeling really proud for helping someone but at the same time I felt sorry for the pretty girl. I thanked that young man and took my way.

Her soul was a pure soul that wanted to save her husband’s life and that’s the reason, she came to seek help soon after her death.

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WANT TO LIVE A LIFE……

Want to live a life without pollution?
Plant trees and increase oxygen level.
Bring awareness to plant trees,
Convince yourself for planting trees!!

Want to live a life without pollution?
The environment should be kept clean.
Bring awareness of clean environment,
Convince yourself for a clean environment!!

Want to live a life without pollution?
Maintain personal & physical hygiene.
Bring awareness regarding cleanliness,
Convince yourself about cleanliness!!

Want to live a life without pollution?
You must be aware of your duty.
Bring awareness regarding duty,
Convince yourself about your duty!!

Want to live a life without pollution?
Maintain good health.
Bring health care awareness,
Convince yourself about your health!!

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DESIRE…

Wishing and dreaming,
This is our birthright.
Waiting for wishes and dreams to come true,
This is our right!!

Good luck to others,
Increases creativity.
To be human, to be among many people,
Good luck with that too!!

To be greedy and covetous,
But life should be controlled.
Always be free of yourself,
But get freedom for everything!!

Caring for everyone,
Such a loving attitude, should be developed.
Wishing and dreaming,
It should have, no end and no limits!!

Just study,
We want to focus on this.
To succeed in the future,
This is the feeling behind it!!

Working, for the good of the people,
I want to see their interest.
Last minute request,
Want love, care and support!!

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Therefore, He is One in a Million….

knows my basic needs,
Treats me with respect,
Treats me as, we both are equal,
Therefore, he is one in a million!!

Rationality is seen in him,
Solves everydays problems,
He gives me the time, I want,
Therefore, he is one in a million!!

Optimism protects enthusiasm,
Maintains comfort and affection in the relationship,
Makes my dreams come true,
Therefore, he is one in a million!!

He knows, the responsibility of the family,
Puts the financial balance in order,
Carries out the duties of the world,
Therefore, he is one in a million!!

Maintains relationships neatly,
Maintains a good mental environment at home,
Takes care of, everyone in the house,
Therefore, he is one in a million!!

Takes my thoughts and opinions,
Recognizes my worth,
You can do it, he says,
Therefore, he is one in a million!!

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I THINK….

I think, in this cold winter,
I should cover myself with you.
Then, why do I need a blanket?
Let me go in your arms!!

I think, in this cold winter,
You should be my sweater.
Then, why do I need warm clothes?
My cosy body should be thrilled!!

I think, in this cold winter,
I should be close to you.
Then, why do I need to search sunlight?
To feel heavenly bliss with you!!

I think, in this cold winter,
Consciousness should be felt everywhere.
Then, why do I need to get bored?
She should also freeze the boredom!!

I think, in this cold winter,
Everyone should have a good appetite.
Then, why do we need to take pills?
Five tastes should be enjoyed!!

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