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The Raven: the cheerful version


Hello again everyone!

Since Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday was a week ago, I want to quickly share with you a different version of the first two stanzas of the poem ‘The Raven’ that I wrote in an attempt to give the author his happy ending:

Once upon a morning dreamy, while I pondered, awake and cheery,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of exciting lore-
While I nodded, nearly clapping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping- rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some friend,” I muttered, “knocking on my chamber door-
Oh, what could be more?”

Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the brisk September,
And each separate burning ember brought its warmth upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished no dusk; pleasantly I ate some rusk,
From the woods me thought to gather musk- musk for the beautiful Lenore-
For the rare and the radiant maiden whom the birds name Lenore-
Singing it for evermore.


I am Quitting Blogging

Hello everyone!

I have some sad news for you. I am not going to be writing in this blog anymore, or in any other for that matter. Lately I became busy and rarely have time to sit and write. Also, I am in a stage where I am questioning everything in my life, my beliefs,  my priorities, my future…etc. I don’t think I can write advice or articles about personal growth and self-awareness when my life is upside down; I believe that this would be some sort of hypocrisy.

Starting a blog on WordPress was a great idea. I really enjoyed writing in this blog. It was liberating to write something from your own experiences and share it with others. I hope that I made a difference to the people who read this blog, even if it was just one person.

I would like to thank all my followers and other writers who interacted with me on this site. You were all great and made this an even more delightful experience. I will still visit WordPress and read blog posts by you guys (I will also check my blog email if anyone wants to contact me).

Finally, I want you to know that I will not stop writing. To me writing is like food and air: it’s a necessity. Maybe I won’t be publishing anything on WordPress, but  I will still be doing the thing I enjoy.

Wish you all a happy life.
Keep on writing!

Blog’s First Anniversary

Yesterday was my blog’s first anniversary. I didn’t expect that Bumps In The Road Of Life will continue to this day.

The reason why I started this blog is that I felt an obligation to share the lessons I learn in life and give advice to people who might be going through similar experiences. I am really glad I took the step of creating a blog and becoming committed to writing on it regularly. I am even happier to see that the number of views and followers increases everyday. This blog also helped me to get through the dark days during the past year; it became the crutch I lean on when I am going through a difficult situation.

I want to thank all my followers; you are amazing readers and writers. I also wanna say that WordPress is such a great site. Everyone here is really friendly and supporting.

Hope this will continue to be an inspiring blog for everyone.
Thank you all.
Have a nice one!


I am starting a new category on this blog. I am going to publish posts by others who have a story to tell or an advice to give. The topic has to be related to the topics on this blog. It can be an article, a story, a poem, a photo, or any other form of art. The category will be named Feature Friday. Anyone who would like to participate can send me their submission to my e-mail address