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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

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As for my life, my joys and sorrows, difficulties and hopes - my poetry remembers more than I do, and tells it more interestingly.

What sort of poet am I?

Poetry has been a good friend to me from childhood and though at first it was a shy and uncertain friendship over time we became close and I could tell my poetry anything I wanted to say in any way I wanted to say it, and it was always there ready to listen and sometimes (whether it was re-reading my own poems or reading those of others) to offer me some very good advice, or at least, I thought so. I've written most of the usual themes, teenage angst, poems about poetry, exploration poems, imagination poems, relationship poems, hardship poems, parental poems, poems for children, crisis poems, recovery poems, hopeful poems etc. My style has varied but is more often lyrical free style, natural voice and simple to understand. Sometimes contemplative, sometimes playful, sometimes optimistic, sometimes therapeutic.


What I Write What I write needn't be important to the whole world It's alright if it only matters much to me If it keeps me safe or happy for a moment If it offers me a method of relief. But it's nice if other people get to find it So I'll try to make it possible to find It might even reach someone who'd enjoy it It might help for a moment in their life. Because we humans aren't really that much different Though its true we may not be very much the same We're all in this world together, that's important We're all struggling with the rules of the same game. Though be careful those who look to me for answers Just beware I don't know if I'm right or wrong I'm just muddling through my own mess in my own life I'm just trying to figure it out as I go along.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Pieces (19/01/2021)

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Tue 26th Jan 2021 00:44

I like your use of lightening & thunder.
Make Poetry
Not War!


Tue 19th Jan 2021 04:19

A written poem
the heart may stir
its beauty in
a few kind words
A Poem is just
a thought transferred
the beauty is
that it occurred.


Sun 17th Jan 2021 03:00

thanks for the compliment Aviva.
you are too kind.

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 13th Jan 2021 13:11

Aviva hi
(re "Planning her Escape")

The piece involves 3 individuals ( the window-cleaner) and there is an issue over finances. The violence preceded the visit of the window-cleaner.
Thank you

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Tue 12th Jan 2021 08:53

Thanks for commenting on Age Barriers Aviva, appreciated. P

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Brian Maryon

Mon 11th Jan 2021 08:31

Thank you for the poem left on my profile Aviva...but why not post it as a comment on Keith's Predicament, or as a piece in its own right on your blog? Brian xxx


Sun 10th Jan 2021 23:16

Good Point but...
I'm partial to women!


Sat 9th Jan 2021 00:37

Aviva Derchi!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜


Sun 3rd Jan 2021 18:02

If you want to show off
and make men want to troll
then wear those hot pants
with the raggedy holes,
the more woman's flesh
the more enticing to see
so show men some leg
and they'll hover like bees!


Mon 28th Dec 2020 17:36

that's me all right.
Troublesome Lump

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Paul Sayer

Mon 28th Dec 2020 08:53

You wrote -
what an amazing terse verse
I've not heard better...
but plenty that are worse.

Reminded me of this:

Title: A Mixed Up Poem


Can you think of one shorter?

Not unless I drop a letter
try as might yours is better.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 27th Dec 2020 13:04

Aviva thank you kindly for your comments
upon my simple bio.

We are hidden away from the masses
In our mobile grotto
With our, Christmas spend upon the road
One could truly say less travelled.

Sayer by name and sayer by nature
Poetry is my nomenclature.


Nicola Beckett

Sat 26th Dec 2020 07:54

Merry Christmas and thanks for dropping by and the messages your poetry is beautiful, just like you, lovely lady x


Tue 22nd Dec 2020 04:16

great response!


Mon 21st Dec 2020 02:09

Where there are squirrels
there are nuts & seeds,
Squirrels drive you nuts
most would agree,
They invade your attic
your property
soon squirreled away
they never leave!


Sun 20th Dec 2020 01:14

Viva Aviva!

(also a paper towel)



Fri 18th Dec 2020 03:28

If calories are your concern
then do not overeat
it's best to have a poem instead
their norishment can't be beat,
and while a steady diet of
may leave you feeling draineed
a daily poem is never a loss
and always yours to gain.


Wed 9th Dec 2020 20:44

loved your response
although it was not a response
but apropos for the poem
that had No subject.

Viva Aviva!

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Collin Pulmano

Mon 7th Dec 2020 05:26

Thanks for the feedback! Your thoughts on the poem make it better than I could have ever intended.😊

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Hope Ray

Sat 5th Dec 2020 04:51

Thank you for your suggestion. I honestly write to get things off me. This blog kinda diary. I've made the necessary change. Thank you for reading.

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Mark O

Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:19

Thank you for your comment! And gosh no lol, I wrote that piece a while ago!

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