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A Memory, the lasting perfume

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A Memory, the lasting perfume

A Festival celebrations holidays were on
And a pleasure to go swimming every morn
With friends to the open Arabian sea.
Noticed a war-ship anchored onto the sea.

Hey, buddy, let’s go up to the ship there
Touch and go,  who comes first to the shore.
As we were about to approach the ship 
Saw some soldiers pointing guns at us.

Fled like a frightened fish seeking the shore
Forgetting who reached first and who the last.
A word went round the town as of caution
As it was the time of the Second World War.

Nothing happened for the next few days
And the ship had gone one fine morning.
But we learnt the lesson of how to swim 
Against the tide and also with the tide.

I carry about with me this diary as a treasure
As the lasting perfume, not as a past pleasure


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The poem is an account of my childhood days

Dr. Ram Mehta

Sixth Place win:
In Give me your best shot by John Freeman

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 1:51:00 PM

    LOVE THIS

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 6:26:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Moses' "Give Me Your Best Shot" contest Dr. Ram. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 12:02:00 PM

    Dr. Ramcongratulations on your win with this wonderful write! Lori

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 2:26:00 PM

    thoughts of a child do we retain, never washed away by gentle rain , of ships that pass, the danger there, the reader saw danger rare... onetime...

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 10:14:00 AM

    Nice write Dr.ram...That must have been quite the experience?I'm glad everything worked out fine.

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 9:51:00 AM

    Congratulations Dr Mehta on your win in john's contest.Nice poem on childhood memory.

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 7:58:00 AM

    Congratulations Dr. Ram on your placement in the contest, very interesting event, I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 6:54:00 AM

    Dr Ram, congratulations on your win in John's contest ;) Wilma

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:04:00 PM

    Congrats. Dr. Ram on your special win, Hugs,Vie

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 8:21:00 PM

    Exciting story Dr. Mehta. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 6:21:00 PM

    Oh yes, memory of lasting perfume, nice imagery Dr Ram. A worthy poem for your win. Congratulations, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 2:03:00 PM

    Dr. Ram, It sounds like you were forced to become a better swimmer quickly. What a daunting scene. Much enjoyed this life account. A real beauty. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 10:48:00 PM

    A GREAT POEM,, DR.RAM... GOOD NIGHT,..P.D.

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 9:31:00 PM

    That is some childhood, Dr. Ram, you had to learn a LOT. I think one grew up fast in those days. I enjoyed this read. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 9:00:00 PM

    another great poem, doc

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 7:26:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing Dr. Ram, Hugs, Vie