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As I held my silence

In view of my mirror
Lately you appear
Smiling at me
While I'm twirling my hair
But you aren't really there
In my dreamy rear view

As I find fulfillment
In everything about you
Holding you closely
Without your consent
Indulging in memories
When I'm feeling lonely

Reminiscing fondly
A million happy tales
Laughing all the while
At every milestone
Celebrating birthdays
Toasting graduations
Growing up together
As lifelong friends

Until things changed
When I found pleasure
In every hug and touch
Longing for more
Of emotional rush
Seeking sweet solace
In sound of your laughter
And dreams of lovers
In romantic fairy tales

Never saying a word
Except in my prayers

Then came the moment
Expressing deep regret
For not having the courage
To tell you how I felt

As I held my silence
On your wedding day

December 26, 2018
Placed 3rd in Secret poetry contest by Faraz Ajmal

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Date: 1/24/2019 2:10:00 PM
A lovely poem, bittersweet at the end. Sadness and regret.
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Date: 1/20/2019 3:11:00 PM
Congratulations for climbing the best new poem list Vijay :)
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Date: 1/10/2019 8:47:00 AM
I was enjoying this sweet love story and then...you jolted me with that last line... An important message expressed elegantly... Congratulations!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/12/2019 7:58:00 AM
Thank you P S Awtry.
Date: 1/2/2019 2:21:00 PM
Being silent, sometimes hurts worse than saying what needs to be said. Congratulations Vijay, on this win. ~ Brandy
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 7:45:00 AM
Thank you Brandy.
Date: 1/1/2019 7:27:00 AM
Brilliant poetry my friend.. never hold the silence... cant always be silent.. sometimes we need to speak up and be heard..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/6/2019 7:45:00 AM
Thank you SO.
Date: 12/31/2018 12:29:00 PM
Explosive and moving ending! Excellently done but not enviable to live through such an experience! Congratulations my dear friend, Vijay ! More to come with the new year!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/31/2018 2:22:00 PM
Happy New Year to you my friend. Many thanks for your visit and comments.
Date: 12/31/2018 12:09:00 PM
- Congratulations on your great win, Vijay :) - Best wishes for the new year :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/31/2018 2:21:00 PM
All the best to you in the new year, Anne-Lise. Many thanks.
Date: 12/31/2018 10:03:00 AM
Hi Vijay, another excellent write from your pen my friend. This is such a wonderful write my friend, such a sad ending, from start to finish you had my complete attention. Have a very Happy New Year my friend. Your friend always....Mike. I almost forgot, congratulations on your win in the contest with this excellent write.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/31/2018 2:21:00 PM
Happy New Year to you Mike. Many thanks for the visit and kind feedback.
Date: 12/30/2018 3:53:00 PM
your pen sparkled in this vijay very beautifully painted canvas i pray you have a blessed new year ahead
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/31/2018 6:54:00 AM
Happy New Year to you as well Liam..many thanks.
Date: 12/30/2018 2:19:00 PM
Back with congratulations. I see I missed out on the last one liner contest of Silent One as well. Good grief. How do we keep up here?
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 3:32:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea.
Date: 12/30/2018 11:21:00 AM
Hi Vijay, I'm just coming back to congratulations on a well deserved:-) Alexis
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 3:32:00 PM
Thank you Alexis.
Date: 12/30/2018 10:14:00 AM
fireworks and smiles for you this coming new year... one more day before new year's eve!....huggs
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 3:32:00 PM
Thank you nette.
Date: 12/30/2018 8:55:00 AM
Nicely done, Vijay. Congratulations on your win. May your new year be very blessed. Hugs Eve~`*
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 3:31:00 PM
Thank you Eve.
Date: 12/30/2018 2:18:00 AM
Congratulations Vijay...What a captivating poem, on a simple theme..... one-sided love is beautiful indeed till it meets the inevitable end you expressed. Love your poems.. Happy New year
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 7:14:00 AM
Thank you Debjani--appreciate the kind feedback.
Date: 12/29/2018 11:42:00 PM
Ouch! What an ending, broke my heart. A write that carries one through heavy emotional weight as talent-written and delivered. I felt the pain of heartbreak and regret that with the last line, I fear, must linger until I find a funny poem. Impressive poem. All the best ... CayCay
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 7:14:00 AM
Thank you CayCay..appreciate the kind remarks.
Date: 12/29/2018 9:04:00 PM
So lovely--so sad! CONGRATS on your win! Janice
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 7:13:00 AM
Thank you Janice.
Date: 12/29/2018 2:06:00 PM
Love doesn't see the person or the place, it just kinda happens and often times it happens to the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time, yet the worse thing is when it happens with someone we don't have the guts to tell, and once we gather the courage, it is all too late, your poem shows all this very well, many congratulations on your wonderful 3rd position in my contest, good luck and have a really nice day
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2018 7:13:00 AM
Thank you Faraz.
Date: 12/29/2018 7:33:00 AM
Isn't it better to have loved than not loved at all...Such beautiful memories come handy in times of need...All the best Vijay
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/29/2018 8:09:00 AM
So true. Appreciate your visit and comments Arturo..many thanks.
Date: 12/29/2018 2:50:00 AM
Ouch, that is heartfelt and it hurts. I hope that you (if you are the protagonist) to move own and are more open about such secrets. Kind wishes, Kai
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/29/2018 8:08:00 AM
Thank you Kai--appreciate your comments.
Date: 12/28/2018 7:06:00 PM
Hmmm, I was gonna try secret contest and just noticed it is no longer up. Good thing you wrote this one. I think it should do well as I come here to revisit it.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/29/2018 8:07:00 AM
Thank you Andrea..appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 12/28/2018 3:39:00 PM
Sad but true; many have held back and lost out. Well penned story.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/28/2018 5:20:00 PM
You are very kind...thank you MLK.
Date: 12/28/2018 3:24:00 PM
A poignant story of unexpressed love..Very nicely penned Vijay..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/28/2018 5:18:00 PM
Thank you Joseph..appreciate the visit and kind feedback.
Date: 12/28/2018 11:18:00 AM
How sad Vijay! It would be even sadder had she been in the same situation...both afraid of the all important step, probably dreading the loss of a very close friendship! ~ Another beautiful poem, Vijay. Regards // paul
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/28/2018 12:23:00 PM
Much appreciate your kind feedback Paul. Many thanks. Regards.
Date: 12/27/2018 8:15:00 PM
The words not said are the ones we regret the most. Well written my dear friend and a fav for me.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/28/2018 7:34:00 AM
That is quite special Wren..really appreciate the kind words..many thanks.
Date: 12/27/2018 8:14:00 PM
Quite crushing, surely. It is better to regret what we have done than to regret what we have not done. Very good write, my friend.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/28/2018 7:33:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Appreciate your visit and kind feedback.
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