Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Melting Ice

Its been hectic time for me. Running behind with my writing for the project of Tanzania... I can not push myself as much as I would like to… So I need to give it a rest to revive my spirit...

I have been invited to a book launch of Mark Evans, which was published by Apex Press and Publishing on his expedition to help raise funds for National Association for Cancer Awareness in Oman. It was great knowing that individuals are reaching out to help in spreading cancer awareness.

The National Association for Cancer Awareness started as Oman Cancer Group through breast cancer survivors and headed by Yuthar Al Rawahi who is herself a cancer survivor. Since 2004 they became an association and have played great role in spreading awareness on cancer. Yuthar used to work in the medical field, but after her various cancer fights, she retired and now dedicates her full attention to promoting breast cancer awareness in Oman. Yuthar works with The National Association for Cancer Awareness. You can get more information about her work at

'To be alive is a great thing, to appreciate the importance of being alive and healthy, makes one overcome all the difficulties that come with a disease such as cancer. In our society quite a number of patients cannot comprehend what the doctors are saying to them regarding their illness. In some situations this can result in grave consequences. For me, cancer has changed my life. I cherish every day and try to focus on the positive aspects of things. I feel much stronger after my experience. I promised myself and having pledged to the Almighty that if I survive my ordeal, I will try to help others who find themselves in the same situation.' Yuthar Al Rawhai

Once was-a Melting Ice

I’m not going to drawn into grievance
It is enough-being a melting Ice
So it is time to break the silence
Breaking the Ice
I was once bitter and furious
Lived in denial-felt victimized with illness
Lucky to be surrounded with the family nearness
Gained strength from their love and tenderness
I knew I needed to fight-to overcome the turbulence
The agony was unnoticed
Becoming a voice
There were others- faded-mischance
Yet its hard admitting with boldness
Enlightening with awareness
Avoid others from this journey of steepness
To be able to teach that every hourevery
minute has so much worthiness
Rising from a fall is not easy,
but gradually learn to have endurance
Being a survivor-embracing life with gladness
copyright 2004, Nasra Al Adawi
from the Book "within Myself : The Will Power To Live Beyond Cancer"


Blogger Brava Valentia said...

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11:10 PM  
Blogger Brava Valentia said...

"I feel much stronger after my experience. I promised myself and having pledged to the Almighty that if I survive my ordeal, I will try to help others who find themselves in the same situation."

wow, just reading this gets me a chill up my spine!

so much love and respect to strong women, and to you nasra.

good post ;-)

11:11 PM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

You are a great inspiration ... you have a purpose ... which to be a beautiful human being.
I have a work colegue that has lung cancer. She never grumbles.
She works positively and has great compassion for others regardless of her own illness. She is a selfless human being.
Thank you for sharing. :o)

1:26 AM  
Blogger ufukhati said...

Rising from a fall is not easy

Be strong!
Nice poem.

5:37 AM  
Blogger samuru999 said...

Thanks so much for sharing this!
Very touching!
Touched me very much!
Oh, thank you for your visit today..
You cheered me up!


7:36 AM  
Blogger M. Shahin said...

This poem gives strength; thanks for sharing it with us. And may God bless you in your work to help in cancer awareness.

1:02 PM  
Blogger polona said...

this is poignant but inspiring.
thank you for sharing.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life is certainly preferable.
Thanks for your thoughts, and your poetry; it pulls on my heart.
Thanks for dropping by my blog: its my small attempt at being clever.
I am trying to find out the arabic symbol(s) for peace. Can you help?

2:56 PM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

Nasra ... I do believe you may of visited my blog ... unfortunately the comment was lost ... publishing did not function.
Thank you for your visit.
I shall come often.
Big warm embrace. :o)

4:29 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Cancer is in dead everywhere. Some day....

9:53 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Wonderful story, picture, and best of all...poem. Blessings to you Nasra and strength!!!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

Kudos to you and those like you, who symbolise the good and selfless in humanity. We need more like you in this world Nasra :)

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you, Nasra!
I've finally settled back at blogger here for my website.
I hope you sell many books for charity. Your heart is gold. I feel your spirit soaring with energy. You're so giving a person.
(Silvermoon who is using the shorter name GEL)

8:15 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

straight from the heart. i really like this.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Christina Ritchie said...

Thankyou for a great site I will pass it on .....
How do I make a peace globe?

4:52 AM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

cancer is such a scary thing. both of my parents have had it as have my in laws and my brother in law. out of those five people only one has survived. my mother. so much still needs to be done to find ways to prevent this insiduous disease.

you are a marvel. you prove the fact that women are by far the tougher sex.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Creating poetry from illness and grief is one of the most healing things for me. I can see how this may be true for you, too. And, as a bonus, you inspire the rest of us.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous amex casino said...

Magnificent phrase

1:24 PM  

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