Friday, February 3, 2012

Life Is So Unpredictable...

Life is so unpredictable! So what is new about it you may ask? The new thing is, I can blog about it ;).

My son Rayyan came home for a week... I had big plans for us. First I went down with viral infection; which instantly degraded Rayyan from being the precious child on a visit home, to a ward boy. Poor thing! Later when I planned to visit our best friend; a precious girl who is like a daughter to me,  married recently and living in her in-laws place, I decided to have a check up with my doctor on way because of constant pain in the lowest part of my abdomen. My doctor found a grape sized polyp which was looking sinister there. She was sure it should be taken out as soon as possible, especially since I have already been through cancer earlier. We had a little friendly discussion, (she is my doctor but also a good friend) whether I should wait till Rayyan leaves or have him there to be my caretaker after the surgery. She convinced me to do it when he was around. 
I took leave from her because I wanted to finish what I started. So we went ahead to our friend’s house, spent some nice time there and then I got into the hospital.  There is a lot to talk about my hospital experience and my hours in hell due to some minor duty lapse on behalf of the staff… but that is for later. Not fit enough to do full blogging yet. Keep me in your prayers because I am waiting for the report on the polyp. Hope it is benial and has nothing to do with cancer….

When in hospital I heard someone call a lousy person “YOU DONKEY”  and I recalled something I had written back in my school days. Sharing one of my old poems with you.. hope no one will start arguing about this again …


Once I saw a donkey, climbing a mountain in great speed
I wondered what had happened, and tried to inquire, but it did not heed
Perceiving there was something fishy going on, I followed it to the top
I saw the donkey ready to jump; unable to bear I shouted “STOP”
I asked, “Why are you dying ‘O’ donkey, though you are so wise?
Don’t you know committing suicide is an act of cowardice?”
The donkey wept bitterly and asked “How can you know my worry?
If you have patience to bear, I will tell you my story.
I have served my master all my life, with great love and care
Unlike his disobedient children who just roam here and there
But now whenever his children do something, which is not good
He calls them ‘You donkeys’, which is a disgrace to whole donkeyhood
How can I bear to hear him compare his bad children with me?
Instead of being compared with lousy humans, better dead I would be”
I had no words of comfort to say to this poor creature
But I resolved never to compare any human to animal in future.


  1. :D I know Rayyan must have loved taking care of you :)
    Get well soon :)

  2. get well soon Farida and take care.....

  3. I love the way you ended it with the Donkey's sad song!

  4. Hey, you will do FINE. Because you are strong and beautiful. Because you LOVE. So breathe, and make a choise. Big hug from me.... ;)

  5. :) take care. holding good thoughts for you.

  6. Nice to see you back here after a while. Enjoy your time with the family. We are not able to see the causes for the experiences in our lives. Perhaps it is not important either. Know that your work and your journey is appreciated by many like me.

  7. Get well soon Farila.. And thoughtful poem it was.

  8. Get well soon Farila.. And thoughtful poem it was.

  9. Lovely poem about the donkey! and all the best for you.

  10. Take care Ma'am ,my prayers r with u:)

  11. Get well soon Farida...i hope it is not anything serious.

  12. The poem at the end is hilarious! And I wish you a speedy recovery!

  13. All the best to you. I remember my friend's wife who, many decades ago, went to see the Hindi movie Sholay, because she reckoned that after she delivered she won't get time for the same for some time to come

  14. Poor fellow(Oops!)donkey
    Get well soon Farida, its nice weather outside.

  15. Well i am sure the young man is happy to take care of mummy dear :)
    Get well soon and take care of yourself ..

    the little poem in the end is lovely


  16. Awesome poem! Very accurate and humorous :)

  17. Please take good care of yourself. Wishing you well and looking forward to you getting online soon!

  18. The lightness of your narration of otherwise such a grave matter combined with the Donkey's sad song made a heady mixture! Take care and get well soon

  19. Loved the post.. Especially the end, and so very true..

  20. Get well soon -- praying for you and the family :)

  21. Accepting criticism in its most natural form requires courage.
    I wish for you to have it. :)

  22. I have given you an award at my blog. Do check it out :)


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