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A virus that has no discrimination…affects all ages, youths, teens, young adults, mature adults, seniors and yes, elders too. Today is World AIDS Day…read this important message beautifully penned in a poem.

Mum C writes


Acquired mostly through pleasure

Inducing roots of pain without measure

Deadly blood sucking discomforts implant themselves

Sternly with no plans of leaving one’s trail


Killer of freedom from medication

Instructor of chills and headaches

Leech through fever, muscle aches and more

Learner of injection of pain and shame

Sweat hurter, it dishes rashes, sore and more


In this spacious space

None can protect anyone but himself

Death is its final straw

Immunisation knows not its name

Saints can get into its web

Carvers of lives get into its web

Rearing in blood is its hobby

In every second it multiplies to fight

Main workers in your system

It’s a life long pest friend

Never let your guard down

At least protect you

Taking the time to…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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