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It only happens to someone else
How can it happen to me?
Isn't this what all of us usually think?
If you nodded your head
A change in your perspective
On aids is imperative and long due.

It can happen to anyone of me or you,
because AIDS is caused by a pathogen
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Rajaram Ramachandran 28 August 2006
A good social theme to bring a total awareness among the present generation.
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Grace Hays 29 June 2006
Cool way to get people to look at it again. nice work
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Debora Short 27 June 2006
Dear Preeti, As poets we are the recorded voices of our generation...and yours is exceptionally poignant and, especially for one so young! So many lived life experiences have colored my thoughts...basic human rights, human dignity and the right to love and be loved are all forefront in my guiding thoughts...I pray, all, one day will come to cherish and embrace each of these rights in daily their action! I have worked in the medical in field most of my life...I worked with the very first known men dying from aids (in those days, we only touched these fellows fully gowned and masked) and I have held and soothed crying hiv-infected infants when no one would...after drawing thier blood from tiny limbs... I began a migrant farm-worker mission...(read: We Will be Good Feet, We Promise) images of these workers robbed and dipped in poverty...body, mind and soul still haunt me... And now I contemplate returning to school for more training at age 50...to become a rural doc for poor here in rural Tennessee...the need is so great... I am in awe of your poem, AIDS, Preeti...please continue write, your finely focused heart is a wonderful gift! ~ Debora ps. I do plan to keep reading...all your writing: -)
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Pj James 12 June 2006
The title happened to catch my eye and as i was reading it, it felt a little like a health class lecture, not really a poem, until the latter part of the poem. Very interesting style though, very unique
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Anjana Aravind 29 May 2006
Preeti............ Really a thought provoking problem. You do write on varied topics Anjana
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Konjit Berhane 25 May 2006
This is wonderful girl i wish i had written it....and i know how it is i have seen and lost some one DeaR by that disease wish soon they would find cure for it that's my daily prayer **KoNI**
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Rosemary Du Preez 24 May 2006
A thought provoking poem. Well written and the topic is something that many should actually read. This poem should be put up for the world to see - for it just may open many an eye and heart. Well done. Rosemary
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Kee Thampi 24 May 2006
AIDS.... It only happens to someone else How can it happen to me? Isn't this what all of us usually think? If you nodded your head A change in your perspective On aids is imperative and long due. you make it wonderful and spirit behind is good
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Kristin Davis 20 May 2006
AMEN! ! ! Preeti, I totally love the inspiration and courage you put into words here throughout this whole poem, but most of all this part here is my fav... Modern man forearmed with education, is practicing wretched ignorance and alienating AIDS victims who need our love and support, and not being ostracized which just adds to their problems. Love them in their moments of pain for a little love from man to man never goes in vain. Wow! Just Awesome! Truly an art of words! You got a gift! Going to use a phrase a dear friend I recently met said to me... 'Keep the pen a pumpin'! ! ' A whopin' 10! ! ! ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kristin Davis~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Kelly marie Berry 19 May 2006
that is a very touching poem i can feel how your felling.: (
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