365 Writing Prompts: Fly on the wall

If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere at any time in history, where and when would you choose?

“Fly on the wall”, I would love to be at the time of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor in India.

Bahadur Shah Zafar  was the last of the mughal Emperors. He was an emperor at a time when the condition of the country was at its lowest ebb. His last days in his beloved land was difficult. He was accused of killing European women and children.There were charges laid against him which it was claimed would last till the world lasted.

He was frail and gaunt when he was threatened he’d be killed if he tried to escape. The Mughal emperor came out from the resting place of his ancestor after a long wait, one of unimaginable tragedy, hardship and humiliation.

I would like to be a fly on the wall when Bahadur Shah Zafar came to court at 11 am with his lawyer. How he tried to explain by hand gestures and his voice to impress the court of his innocence. It didn’t work, he was exiled to Rangoon now known as Myanmar.

He was a poet and spent his time writing poetry. One of the ones I liked was the one he wrote while he was in exile the following is the English translation  from Urdu:

I had requested for a long life, a life of four days, two passed by in pining, and two in waiting.

How unlucky is Zafar ! he couldn’t get two yards of land in his beloved land.

My life has no ray nof light , I bring no solace to heart or eye, out of dust again, I am of no use to anyone.

I came to the world what did I see ? whatever it was it was like a dream. Man is moulded from clay but I saw him as a bubble of water!

Here is the song posted by me, Ranu.


DP Daily Prompts: From the Top

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Today, write about any topic you feel like but you must reuse your opening line( at least) two more times in the course of your post.

My topic for today is, “Lung Cancer”.

Like all cancers, cancer of the lung results from an abnormality of the cell. Normally the body maintains a system of checks and balances on cell growth so that cells divide to produce new cells only when new cells are needed. when there is disruption int this checks and balances on cell growth, it results in an uncontrolled division which eventually forms a mass known as tumor.

Like all cancers, cancer of the lung results from an abnormality of the cell.

Tumors can be benign or malignant. When we use the term cancer it means the tumor is malignant. Malignant tumors invades other tissues of the body which results of these tumors to enter into the blood stream or lymphatic system, then to other parts of the body This process is known as metastasis, lung cancer spreads early after it forms.

It is a life threatening cancer and one of the forms of cancer that is difficult to treat. Lung cancer can arise in any part of the lung, but 90% to 95% of cancers are believed to arise from the epithelial cells, the cells lining the larger and smaller airways.

Like all cancers, cancer of the lung results from an abnormality of the cell.

Prior to the 1930s lung cancer was not common.It increased dramatically over the following decades when tobacco smoking increased.

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