Tahira Kashyap World cancer day poem

On World Cancer Day 2021, Tahira Kashyap shared a poem “Some scars are deep, some within” to spread awareness

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Today February 4, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, Tahira Kashyap, wife of Actor Ayushmann Khurrana and a Breast cancer survivor shared an inspirational self-written poem on world cancer day.

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana who is a writer-filmmaker penned down a beautiful poem to motivate cancer patients and survivors to accept the disease and its scar like an honor.

Tahira Kashyap Khurrana shared a video on her social media handles while reciting the poem. She tweeted, “This is something I had experienced and written about. Joining this year’s theme of I AM AND I WILL, I urge you all to take notice of this day and spread awareness about early breast cancer detection and prevention #worldcancerday2021

#breastcancer #IAmAndIWill#WorldCancerDay

Tahira Kashyap’s World Cancer Day Poem

“Some scars are deep, some within.

Some are seen, while some are hidden.

The thing about scars is, it reminds you of the past,

The moments of suffering that you thought would forever last.

But there’s more these goddamn scars,

They’re secrets in far away, just like stars.

It’s the truth which you don’t see with your naked eye.

Oblivious to the functioning of the world, a blatant lie.

But hear me, there’s more to the scar,

It also talks about the fight, the resilience and your invincible power

My love and respect to those who fought,

The treacherous battlefield that some crossed, while some got lost.

But the thing with the health karma is that everyone is a winner,

For it’s the fight that counts, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.

The fight with cancer is not just physical but also mental,

Some battles are more tough to conquer especially if they’re internal.

But hear me again, we all have that fighter which has the universe’s might.

The indomitable spirit that can’t be crushed by any fright.

Hide not your scars my love, show them, flaunt them, just like your bright smile, soothing to other eyes.

And when you do that time and again giving people nowhere to run and hide,

They will have to fall in love with your badge of honour, your prize.

So hear me one last time, fall in love with yourself, all with dusks, scars and cry,

That’s what makes you you.

Faulty, imperfect, blemished, but all true.

So let me hear you say on this day, this year 2021, loud and shrill,

Commit yourself to spreading awareness about early breast cancer detection,

Say it, say it with me this year’s theme- I AM AND I WILL.”

Writer Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in September 2018.

Seema Jain

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