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I was sober when I was feeble. I had flaws and knew it too. A taste of higher ranks was enchanting to me. The glamour, the pride was just so cool In reality, I looked grounded When a whiff of success touched me low. I tried to be the same old guy, Who never had seen affluence before! It started as a senseless influence. Behold! It had corrupted my soul. Before I knew the way to crawl I ran towards fire as if it was cold. I rest on the thorny bed of rocks, And I sleep not till the pill goes in. If I had something which could make me rest, I would give this chaotic world to him! Exhumed in pride and unhampered by travesty, I travel alongside the faceless men. The debt of success is not repayable. A slow decay into indistinguishable remnants. The vertigo of my rise is uncharacteristic. It feels as If I am buried into layers of grime. A lesson to remember you all must wonder, I will unabashedly smirk when it is your time!

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  1. Date: 6/10/2014 3:44:00 PM
    Shadaab, CONGRATULATIONS.... You sure slammed the slam.... Hugs... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/10/2014 9:35:00 AM
    Well done, Shadaab! Excellent write! Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 6/10/2014 12:37:00 AM
    a beautiful poem Shadaab. The line' exhumed in pride and unhampered by travesty, I travel alongside the faceless men' comes from your depths. Congrats on the fine win. Mohan

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 8:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win and thanks for supporting my slamming contest… Verlena

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 2:10:00 PM
    Ah, well done. I love poetry as this; the kind that draws you along and hits you with the very last line. Well done. And thank you for reading and commenting on my poem. I look forward to reading more of your work.