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International literati pay homage
To our hero’s literary courage
Matching  Homer’s  and Cicero’s of old:
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold.

Author of countless gems of art
Always a  SOUP  figure  right from the start
Giant of words and verse to behold:
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold.

Standards of style and lexicon to uphold
He often to me the secrets  has told
Occasionally has also needed to scold:
Dr.  Ram’s words are better than gold.

When needing advice or lost in a fog
When rhyme is a marsh and rhythm a bog
And  my  poem is stillborn, unalive, cold: 
Dr.  Ram’s words are better than gold.

Copyright © Sidney Beck

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  1. Date: 5/11/2011 8:53:00 PM
    sydney, I am finally seeing this contest list of winners for the first time and I can see how you got first place Congratulations . You used some great vocabulary in yours!

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 5:09:00 AM
    Congrats Sydney on your super win in this contest. .A very fine tribute to him...Cheers!!! gautami

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 11:15:00 PM
    Excellent job. Congrats

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations Syd on your win in Joe's contest "Better Then Gold". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 6:33:00 AM
    Reading this, I wondered, is this really me? I think I am not.You have created a character mightier than what he is. I pray God to give his blessings to stand to what you expect from me. I feel very much near to your heart reading your words. Thanks again, Sydney peck and congrats on the top place win with this beautiful Kyrielle perfectly explored.

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 4:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on the first place win in the contest of Joe, Sydney and thanks for writing on him

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 8:43:00 PM
    Congrats Syd on your first place win in Joe's contest for one of our premiere poets, Dr. Ram.. enjoy luv..

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 5:46:00 PM
    Awww so good! A peach of a tribute congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 4:36:00 PM
    Great to see your poem at the top Sydney. Congratulations on your honor in first place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 3:52:00 PM
    Such a fine tribute to Dr Ram! Congratulations Sydney on your winning poem!

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 3:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first-place win, Syd. Well deserved. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 3:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this complimentary creative work..Sara

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 10:32:00 AM
    Dr. Ram is all that you describe, Syd. He gives us tips, writes awesome poetry. If we are feeling "lost in a fog," we know where to turn. He'll be delighted by your tribute and I wish you success in Joe's contest. Love, Carolyn PS -- you did a great job with this form.

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 9:45:00 AM
    This is very nice. I like it! Too bad I don't know Dr. Ram *winks*