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Alone I Sat

by Chandra Sigamoney
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

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(Story theme: Overcoming fears)

Alone I sat - Solo Day

Alone I sat under the shades of the alpine trees
For many hours until the sun refused to shine
fear, anxiety and nervousness gripped me
The wilderness stared at me


Many small insects came to cheer me up
The creek sang a never ending song
Alone I cried but no one heard
Alone I prayed for someone to hold and love


I was sad, lonely and lost for words
As every second reminded me of the past
The many days and night I sat alone
This day was not what I wanted


The outward bound Canada program
was hard in the beginning
This was not what I wanted
I lost my laughter, smile and joy


I prayed ever so hard for healing
Healing from pain, hurt and soreness
Words echoed "you can do it" and "you will do it"
Tears like a fountain streamed down my face


Suddenly, one day, there was an epiphany
As I threw my rock of pain, hurt and soreness
into the dark bottomless depth of the turbine canyon
never to be seen or followed


Joy tingled me ever since that day
I smiled, laughed and hugged my friends
I'm thankful for the blessing, the lessons I've learned
Now I am ready to move forward and face the world


The outward bound Canada program
alleviated me from hopelessness to hopefulness
Crushed my sorrow and built my joy
Lifted me up to stand firm, strong and with courage - Thank you!


~

Chandra
18th September 2012

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Sep 26, 2014
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Inspirations et al
by: Isi.

"Never judge a book by its cover". I never thought you could write such a soul-searching poem. Sometimes the situations we find ourselves brings out the other side of us which we draw strength from. Good one Chandra and very inspirational too I must confess.

Jul 09, 2013
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Chandra
by: Kathleen H.

Chandra, I so much enjoyed your poem. It was very expressive. You have overcome so many obstacles to re-make your life into one that is so much healthier and happier. I am so amazed and proud of you for all of the challenges that you have attempted and so successfully! and how you have overcome your fears.
With my love
kathy

Jun 03, 2013
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Positive Attitude
by: Noor

Thank you so much for sharing it with us.No doubt you are a wonderful person and a strong lady. It was an honor to read. Great minds can carry great ideas. Never ever underestimate yourself. You have lots of potential. Proud of working with you. Doesn't matter what happens in life one should have positive attitude like you. After every dark night there is morning.


Jan 28, 2013
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Acceptance
by: Jaya

An inspiring poem and it is wonderful that you feel empowered to break the silence and take up the invitation to stop and look at what is actually here. Coming out of our own individual stories and just gently returning to what is actually here, this constant invitation of life is something you demonstrate well. The tsunamis of emotions which none of us are immune to unfold as they must and ultimately it is about sitting with our emotions and not running away from them. Nature is a wonderful way to connect with our inner selves and I wish you well in your journey. Life unfolds in the moment and life is to be enjoyed! All the power to you Chandra!

Jan 15, 2013
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Thanks for sharing
by: Larry Brown

Thanks Chandra for sharing your words of hope that have come from walking thru your valleys, fields and mountains to places of cool waters and a times of serenity.

Jan 15, 2013
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Inspiring
by: Lady Benavides

Great poem Chandra.

Sometime life give us challenging situations but at the end, we discover this situations make us strong and happy.

Jan 15, 2013
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Thoughtful
by: Jan

Dear Chandra

What a wonderful poem! It speaks eloquently of the loneliness and sadness that is in some of us.

It seems to me that you had a powerful journey this summer and I would like to hear more about it!

Jan 15, 2013
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Lovely
by: Laureta

Chandra,

Your poem is beautiful and inspiring. The Lord have great plans for you.

Your sister in Christ,
Laureta†

Dec 11, 2012
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A poet in the making
by: rolando

Beautifull poem Chandra. I encourage you to continue writing becuase there is a poet in you that start waking up.

Dec 09, 2012
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Bless You
by: Doreen B

Chandra I read your poem it was such a joy for me to see you write such beautiful poems bring out your feelings. I liked it a lot. You inspired me. We were friends from nursey, grade 1 - 12. I remember you so well we doing a lot of things a together. Often you getting into trouble with all your pranks!!!! Including with yuor dad and mum!!

I was so gald we met each other last year in SL. We hugged, cried and laughed together about the things we did in the hostel. Including our mid-night feasts and getting caught to Ms. Bains!!!!

For a very long time I worried a lot I did not hear or know where you were or how you were. Your family did not know it was so sad, I prayed daily for your safety. My prayers were answered when I saw you for the very first time with your Canadian friend at Veherahena Temple. I could not belive my joy. You where there holding a bunch of Lotus flowers ready to offer it to the Lord Buddha - you once again made me to laugh! Sometimes I wonder what you are up to. You take people by suprise. Please do not lose your fun, laughter and including the pranks making others happy. That was YOU my dear friend. You had great joy making others happy and laugh!! I am so proud and happy and thank God you can do it again. Often when I saw you smile from a distance I wonder "now what she is up to"??

Love you my dear friend you will be always be in my thoughts. We will be best friends. God bless you always and hope to see you soon again with your great big smile! in SL

Dec 07, 2012
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The Awakening
by: Sali

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
I am so proud of you! I know there was many painful days but that is in the past and you have awakened and are moving forward. There is no stopping you for you can do whatever you put your mind to.

Dec 07, 2012
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Inspiring !
by: Pierre

Chandra,

Alone you don't sit any more. You, have found yourself, and we, have found you.

Dec 06, 2012
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A free and happy life
by: Jon

Thank you Chandra for sharing this with me. It clearly speaks to all the burdens and stressors alot of us carry, for no other reason than we have allowed others to place them there. Congrats on finding your way of releasing all that is not yours to carry and living a free and happy life. You are an insperation and I am proud to call you my friend.

Dec 06, 2012
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Beautiful
by: Debra

Chandra, I truly appreciated your poem. I know what it is like to be filled with loss and pain. Your writing strikes a cord as does the fact that it can be vanquished. I live how. U have expressed it. Thank you for letting me read your poem.

Dec 06, 2012
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Inspirational
by: Anonymous

Thank you Chandra for being so brave and so inspirational to the rest of us.

You are a wonderful example that we can overcome our fears and push through them to find that happiness that we have been searching for.

Keep being that role model for the rest of us!

I look forward to reading more!

Dec 06, 2012
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Inspiring openness...
by: Wendy

My dear friend and colleague,
Your adventure-filled life often seems like an open book that you share so freely with those whom you trust. Your path has not been an easy one, but you are turning it into a beautiful one. My prayer is that the road that lies ahead will be clearly illuminated, filled with sweet-smelling flowers, and wonderful friends. Thank you for being one of mine....

Dec 06, 2012
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Alone I Sat
by: iris SaundersAnonymous

Congratulations Chandra on a wonderful soul searching poem!
Your insight and mood lift my spirit. I admire your perseverance and thoughtfulness.
I have great confidence in you as your
efforts truly are inspiring, and your accomplishments continue to motivate our team!
You're a champion Chandra!

Dec 06, 2012
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Truly Inspirational
by: Bill

Thank you for sharing you poetry with me Chandra. As I read your poem I felt as if I was sitting beside a remote mountain stream watching all of my stresses being washed away. Your words are truly inspirational and rejuvenating.

Dec 06, 2012
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Alone I Sat
by: Rachel

Chandra you have grown in so many ways seen we first met on the bus those few years ago. I have seen you blossom and bloom into a woman who is not scared to face a challenge, does things that many would not venture to do, and over all continues expand her knowledge, continues to be caring and keeps ever growing in her relationships with colleagues, friends. and family..


Dec 06, 2012
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Alone you sat ... but you were not alone.
by: Brenda

Thank you C for sharing this intimate view into your thoughts and feelings. You have come full circle through this journey ... life changing to say the least.
Realize this ... you were not alone, but your adventure helped you to release what was not yours to carry, and to understand that you are surrounded by love and care. Please keep writing your words have and will touch many.

Dec 04, 2012
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Breaking Free
by: Shasha

No matter how hurt and lost you are in life God has an opportunity for you, and you got to keep strong and holding on to your self worth.
Always remember new endings are possible every day keep editting your story for the best life possible. Dont let a rough chapter in life ruine the whole book. Chanz inspired me to do something with my life and to take risks. When you walk into the room and Chanz is in the room her spirit lifts my soul. Her smile brighten my day.

Dec 04, 2012
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Simply marvellous
by: Ruth and Ken

Simply marvellous - we do not have any words to say. We have seen your growth the past few years . But just a few words "we love you" keep moving don't look back. Great things are about to happen.

Dec 04, 2012
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Beautiful Poem
by: Faye

Awwwwww what a beautiful poem, Thank you for sharing Chandra!


Dec 04, 2012
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My Great Sister
by: Indra and Selvaraj

Dear sister I am so proud to see you smile and doing things you love to do. You have achieved many heights you are a strong and courageous women. You have ventured out to do things that are tough, challenging and achievable. We teased you for your height. Dad always said “goods thing comes in small packages” I love you my sister keep up with your vibrant character you are blessed. I cried when I read your poem

Dec 04, 2012
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Dare Chandra
by: Dawny

It moved me Chan a great piece, love it. all the best my dear love you

Dec 04, 2012
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My courageous Aunt
by: Tanu

I was moved reading and I am so proud to have you as my aunty. You inspire me with your courage and determination. Keep up your energetic and vibrant spirit

Dec 04, 2012
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Emotional
by: Corinne

Chandra this brought a tear to my eye, truly inspirational.

Dec 04, 2012
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Transcending Inspiration!!!
by: Meghan

I could see you sitting alone and alone you overcame your obstacles and here you sit today with a smile on your face to show the world!

Dec 04, 2012
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A Great piece
by: Brian and Sherry

We reviewed your submission and unanimously felt that it was great. Congratulations Chandra

Dec 04, 2012
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empowering
by: Lisa

Very empowering Chandra
"alleviated me from hopelessness to hopefulness", this could have not been easy.

Dec 04, 2012
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Wonderful
by: Ryan

A wonderful and elegant piece, Glad the light is shining through

Dec 04, 2012
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Courage
by: Janet

I love it. you truly are a courageous woman both in spirit and in words! I believe you will reach higher still!!!!

Dec 04, 2012
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wonderful poem
by: Therese

You write such wonderful poetry Chandra. I really enjoyed this one.

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