Thursday, 12 March 2015

to grandpa..with love

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life was always cruel to him
he bore it with a smile
even when his vocal chords were removed
he still wanted to talk...
he didn't bow to cancer
it left him with respect
he was an adorable grandpa
he taught us all how to live
to respect and accept life
to welcome life with a smile
allowing it to flow in you
and when time comes to say bye
no regrets but love, love and only love...

My grandfather was diagnosed with throat cancer. His vocal chords were removed.( this happened in early 1960's..when cancer was a very rare disease ..there was no proper treatment available). He had a hole in his throat. He never complained about his condition. The ability to accept the reality and to live is a rare commodity. He went on to live for 40 plus years after the removal of his tumour. He was a surprise case to the doctors. He lived his life to the fullest...of 83 years..