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The Matchsticks

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The Matchsticks

Compliments, success and various honors I earned 
Are like matchsticks leading me the next stage on
By lighting my path to settle down in corporate life.

But do I stand to all the above compliments & honor?
Or Do they say the truth earnestly or for some "return"
As they lay more responsibilities and duties  yet
Do they set a situation to confine oneself in show-case?

Here’s the crux; ignored the truth after combustions. 
Have learnt a lesson, if flame goes off, light a new.
There’re safety matches, friction and noiseless one
Needing suitable surface or specially prepared surface.

Well, an unstruck match won’t show up in pitch dark
Unless lighted up with external source with a surface.

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3rd Place win
Contest: New Poem Compliments by Frank H.
Dr. Ram Mehta
9-25-13
I am inspired to write this poem by a contest on me " Dr. Ram's words are better than gold" sponsored by Joe Maverick sometime in November, 2011







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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 10:45:00 AM

    Dr Ram. Congratulations on your deserved winning poem. Perfectly complimented by your pen. Have a nice day. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 7:07:00 AM

    Very nice..congratulations

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:52:00 PM

    well penned ! Great win !

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 1:05:00 PM

    congrats on your win Dr. Mehta

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 12:47:00 PM

    congrats Ram ...Seren

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 3:20:00 PM

    A very thought provoking poem full of wisdom. Best wishes Linda x

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 2:50:00 PM

    In re your kind visit as thought in com, my dear friend ~ Most probably they do not not needing a body to regenerate itself ? Besides, their possibly far too busy being gods, Smile ? II Corinthians Chapter 10, Tis somewhat what this makes myself consider ? Along with much else perhaps ~ Keep striking those matches my friend and have a wonderful day also, thank you for the visit ~ Love, John

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:07:00 PM

    Very sweet words Dr. Ram, sweet enough to eat, and thank you for your explanation on Bindu and it's Indian meaning, it all sounds very beautiful and meaningful, have a great day xxx

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 9:42:00 AM

    Friction to find a beautiful truth wonderfully worded. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 8:37:00 AM

    enjoyed your poem of internal reflection, Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:36:00 AM

    An unsurpassed metaphor the matches image is! After all success is a ladder that helps us reach our goal the question is what we do after reaching it! A wonderful lesson of life your poem is that could be appreciated more by those who have been through the same experience! Excellent work!

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:37:00 AM

    the unstruck match, does darkness bring,, the unfair world's a bitching thing, the unloosed demon meets his match, so poor the former rich do sing... when logic don't smoke the hash, yes lassie, per alas, i'm thinking, its just a logic swing... Don re: Dr Ram "The Matchsticks" ...

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:31:00 PM

    a nice self reflecting poem, Dr. Ram.