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not just a scenic beauty
of fireball nudging up 
or orange sea splashing at horizon

is mortals clock
buzzing alarm offering fresh opportunity 
to rise and stop not till the goal is achieved

key to habitable atmosphere 
lifeline for humans, flora and fauna 
no wonder few worship as visible GOD

an inspiration 
for dedicated discipline
to religiously discharge duty relentlessly

a message 
if you want to rise and shine like sun 
burn like sun

By Hitendra Mehta
May 2011

For Members Contest : Sunrise -- verses -- Sunset by HGarvey Daniel Esquire


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  1. Date: 5/27/2011 4:32:00 PM
    A beautiful write on sunrise, congratulations on your win. Alexa

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 3:19:00 PM
    Magnificent poem on sunrise , congratulations on the win ,well deserved. Anne

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 6:43:00 PM
    Hitendra, a pleasure to see your poem in the winner circle. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 12:51:00 PM
    This is excellent Hitendra.Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Congrats Hitendra on your excellent win in this contest by HG with this vivid and vibrant entry my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:13:00 PM
    You are right. The sun is not just a pretty picture painted in the sky. It knows it's purpose and performs perfectly each day. Even though covered with clouds it is still there working. Well done and thoughtful. Congratulations Henrietta. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of HG, Hitendra

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 11:10:00 AM
    Both descriptive and profound, Hitendra. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 10:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in HG's contest Hitendra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 5:32:00 AM
    Inventive write. I love the final stanza!

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 11:11:00 AM
    Very interesting take and views on sunrise here, Hitendra-- enjoyed your unique lines here and I love how you ended this, very inspiring :) Wish you the best in the contest :)

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 10:50:00 PM
    you sure love that sunrise. I take it you are a morning person, then? I am just opposite! but I sure love the beauty of them both. Good one!

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 1:04:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this very creative work..Enjoyed readiing very much..Sunrise is a wonderful time of day..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 4:11:00 AM
    Lovely and elegant expressions Hitendra my friend.. charming all the facets of sunrise.. good luck in the contest with this superior and superb write and entry luv.. so nice to hear from u ..

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 11:58:00 AM
    The poetry here at the Soup today is so diverse. It was a pleasure to read yours Hitendra. Have a wonderful day and may you find inspiration to continue writing always. Love, Carol