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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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Ghazala lari

Thu 6th May 2021 11:59

Thank you for reading the poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it.πŸ’

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Ghazala lari

Wed 28th Apr 2021 07:16

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you liked it.


Wed 28th Apr 2021 03:12

split down the middle. hahaha
you love puns don't you?



Mon 26th Apr 2021 12:48

is more real
me or
my shadow?


Mon 26th Apr 2021 00:59

I cast no shadow, I am a vampire.


Fri 23rd Apr 2021 01:52

are you afraid of your own shadow?

how do you exist in such a world?

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Nigel Astell

Fri 23rd Apr 2021 00:21

Thanks for your likes on
Restless Nights
She Devil
Poetic Shades
and of course
The Bolton Flasher.


Sun 18th Apr 2021 11:05

I like your point about airplanes only touching the ground twice.
Smart observation!


Fri 9th Apr 2021 04:07

small is better.
Long poems bore.


Sat 3rd Apr 2021 09:00

Ghost Raders YES,
most of my readers have passed away
preceded by reading my poems.


Fri 2nd Apr 2021 03:22

why are you still reading my stuff.
everyone else has learned their lesson.
you are the last surviving member
of my site.
a site for sore eyes!


Wed 31st Mar 2021 14:22

very clever!! πŸ˜ƒ


Fri 19th Mar 2021 01:51

Love your "add verse" reactions.

I've always been very "verse-a-tile"!



Fri 12th Mar 2021 11:41

how bout
"High Security Risk"!


Wed 3rd Mar 2021 11:29

T shirt = Viva Aviva!


Wed 3rd Mar 2021 03:20

when window's open
for all to see
what is inside
rises to comedy!


Mon 1st Mar 2021 21:13

by now there should be a long list of my poems.
I post everyday....good, bad or indifferent.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Mon 1st Mar 2021 13:32

I haven't responded to comments on profile before, so here's a shout out to all of you. Thanks to Mark O, Hope Ray, Colin Pulmano, d.knape, Nicola Beckett, Philipos, Tommy Carroll, and Your Royal Poetess. πŸ’ πŸ’– 😍

d.knape has to get the most frequent commenter award πŸŽ–


Mon 1st Mar 2021 04:43

were you talking about your comments
on finding my blog?
is that what you are referring to?

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Your Royal Poetess

Sun 28th Feb 2021 22:14

Your poetry is thought provoking and eloquently written, I enjoy reading and can’t wait to read more! πŸ–€


Tue 23rd Feb 2021 03:33

I like your rhyme.


Sat 13th Feb 2021 02:23

you always read more into my poems
than I do. I wish I was that smart! πŸ˜ƒ


Fri 29th Jan 2021 17:43

Is it tomorrow?
or is it yesterday?
Get together with Paul Sayer
to see what he has to say!


Thu 28th Jan 2021 11:56

your name itself
is a poem.


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

<Deleted User> (18980)

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

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