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Whenever you'd aim, make sure its high For there is a world beyond the blue sky Let those shining eyes never lose the sight Fuel the desires, fan the flames with all might To keep those embers burning bright. The sands of time will ruthlessly blow Swim against the current, dare the flow No matter if the waters are deep or shallow Warm the surging hopes, better blazed than mellow To keep those embers burning bright. Each time the flickers wane and dreams ashen Hone your skills up in a different new fashion Glide forward taking everything in the stride Silently working away with a fiery pride To keep those embers burning bright. Dousing the fires, threaten thunderous showers Guard your spirit with fierce lionic powers Rising from the ashes like a phoenic, bounce back With "the will to win" all fears simply lack To keep those embers burning bright. One is just so impossible to beat Who never gives up nor accepts defeat Pure effort, not a span of years nor a gap of miles Sheer desire, not vain regrets nor sighs futile To keep those embers burning bright. Yesha Shah

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Excellent, Yesha. Congrats. Well done. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win on PD's Contest friend Yesha. This is a lovely poe. Cheers!! Maria

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Dear yesha congrats for this awesome win.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:38:00 PM
    YESHA, ;-) congratulations with your awesome win, in my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:08:00 AM
    This went to my fav as soon as I read it Yesha. Beautiful poetry . Congrats on the win. xxAnne

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:08:00 PM
    'Better blazed than mellow'...'Fiery pride'...yes indeed Yesha, yes indeed - Tim

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Very upbeat! Nicely written. I like it.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:29:00 PM
    hey remember what I told you? THis is JUST what Gail loves and everyone can see it and love it as well. BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:39:00 AM
    Hi what a lovely write Yesha luv, and well deserving of a top spot..xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:26:00 PM
    This is great work Yesha. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem..

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. I like where you took these burning embers...never allowing them to completly burn out !!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Yesha, congratulations! in Gail's "Burning Embers " contest.. a delightful burring poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Yesha, this is exactly what I think Gail is looking for. Your theme and style here is so much like gail's herself. I think this upllifting poem stands a great chance to rate high in her contest. well, if not, I think it SHOULD. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 6:09:00 AM
    A profound write here by you Yesha.Great job by you.Best wishes for the contest.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 3:58:00 AM
    - Yesha, as always, you have written a really good poem, it's deep and powerful. - Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)