I salute you ‘O’ Warrior!

I salute you ‘O’ Warrior!

For living the battle of cancer

Though stricken with affliction

Bruised and horrendous

You chose to be stronger

Spirits stupendous

Relentlessly, the battle you fought

Not once you wrought, in moments of naught


I salute to his kith -kin and angels,

Who kindle his spirits with splendor

He was never alone nor abandoned

When Prayers were answered

Every moment was a celebration

For the triumph of His creation


I salute you ‘O’ Warrior!

For invading the strife

Taking it in your stride, with all your might

Giving the dragon one hell of a fight

The battle of cancer

Gave you the focus, energy and awareness of your character

Standing tall with your saviors

You fought like a warrior

Armed with grit and fortitude

Subjugating the impregnable fortress

Of trials and tribulations, chemo and radiation

Displayed your metal, will and aspiration

The glorious power of the resurrection!

Please accept my standing ovation


This is a tribute to you

Must you know, I am proud of you

The clouds begin to part

Torrents of rain fall apart

And heralds the new dawn

How can we ever forget?

The battle of cancer

Brought us all together

Like glorious mounted lancers


I salute you ‘O’ Warrior!

For living the battle of cancer

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About Kusum Gandhi Vig

Mrs. Kusum Gandhi Vig is a Counseling Psychologist and holds her Masters and M Phil degree in Psychology, and has been working in the field of Education, Career Counseling and Mind Power Training for more than two decades. She is helping people worldwide to discover their inborn potential and personality traits with the help of Inborn Potential Assessment Test. She also conducts special workshops on how to unleash your subconscious mind to attract abundance and prosperity to life. Within the framework of her seminars, workshops and personal counseling sessions, she creates an environment where you can easily identify your dreams and aspirations and work towards manifesting them. Her primary tool to facilitate transformation utilizes the techniques of Neuro Linguistic Programming and other Laws of success; the tool that she likes to call the ‘SYNC THINK’ technique. She conducts career counseling sessions through video conferencing based on Biometric Aptitude test. Some of the topics covered under her seminars and workshops are as follows: Emotional Intelligence, High Performance Brains, The Science and Art of Happiness, New Age Parenting, Adolescent Issues, How to build effective Relationships. She discovered her passion for poetry during her soul searching experience and has contributed her inks in English and Hindi to some of the distinguished anthologies. Her published book on poetry “Celebrating life” can be downloaded and is also available world-wide at www.lulu.com/.../kusum -vig/ celebrating-life.

6 thoughts on “I salute you ‘O’ Warrior!

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    This poem displays great emotional depth and maturity in addressing a subject that can,in lesser hands, prove problematic.An excellent example of what poetry does best, exploring the parameters of empathy and human compassion.

  2. Madhoolika Sharma

    Sometimes words fail to convey the depth of what one feels but your words are an out pour of your feelings,compassion and experience touching the deepest chords of the heart of the reader. Superb!

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