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Without solid footing, idealism is a dream From a position of strong sociopolitical reality Words kill idealism without a scheme Idealists deem the short-term triviality. The ideal balance between man and nature A serene scene of transcendence unfolds Driftless area, spawning a densely green layer An unusual utopia that captivates nave's goals! It was alike sitting in a sumptuous Xanadu This is the demagogue of hedonistic empiricism His grain store once fed a ruler's thirst for Vodou Scrutinize the soul's reality and let go of idealism. Civility is being corrupted by darkness And emotional neediness with no actual basis Scary aspects of idealism have fallen into sadness An intense wave of faith is still growing in stasis. Self-awareness widens and shifts direction Falling leaves prompt introspection Knowing oneself contributes to growing faith It pervades common care, as a cognitive wraith. Until you ween, that hills and stone are dense Don't misjudge the rigidity of cement slurry You will not grasp the glories of this thence Glass and air both put your heart in jeopardy. People describe me as an idealist I perceive things that don't utterly exist I remember the positive, not the mystical The world coexists; I am not egotistical. It shows that there is potential for good And that's not to mention the blatant cruelty How we could have better withstood?  Notwithstanding, I prefer to admire the beauty.
Written: January 21, 2023 Pick-A-Title, Vol 34 - Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Edward Ibeh

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Date: 7/24/2023 11:12:00 AM
That was a well deserved top win for this excellent poem, twas really "ideal"
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Date: 2/1/2023 2:37:00 AM
Heartiest congratulations on your top win in my contest with this phenomenal poem, Lasaad:-)
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Date: 1/31/2023 10:58:00 AM
You're so right about idealism, Lasaad! We have misjudged its meaning, tarnished its proud face. The idealism of today is scary. Congratulations on win!
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Date: 1/30/2023 9:23:00 PM
Congratulations for your win :)
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Date: 1/30/2023 8:18:00 PM
Idealism is hollow without solid footing ! It needs self introspection and the willingness to correct oneself from time to time. Idealism has become the potent weapon of demagogues and this mars the very meaning of the word 'idealism'. As William has rightly remarked.... you have taken Frost's approach- 'The Road Not (less) Taken' and easily reached the right destination. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/30/2023 5:28:00 PM
Lasaad, appears you've taken Robert Frost's approach, 'Road Less Taken'. As its intent was for your muse only as you've remarkably articulated. My compliments in your standing room only 1st Place achievement, Aloha William
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Date: 1/30/2023 8:00:00 AM
BIG congrats on your TOP win my friend. You are a source of light as evidenced in this poem.
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Date: 1/30/2023 7:17:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A wonderful write/picture. Love your first line. So True. Have a blessed day/week..................
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