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From summers of the past

Dropping a few coins in the glossy nickel slot They hung out together at a small-town cafe Listening to popular songs on a flashy jukebox Savoring salty fries and cheap greasy burgers Facing a quaint, run-down house she adored. Steps away on a sandy beach they strolled, Two giggling teens in each other’s footprints Mingling with evening’s misty warm breeze Gazing ruby sight on twilight’s amber horizon Beholding golden sun dipping in blue ocean. When starry night invoked scent of fervid ardor Warm breaths crooned, blushing young desires Reveling every hug and touch, daring for more, As gleaming eyes revered blazing teenage love. That’s when they were wild in lyrics of Brown Sugar Kissing to the melodies of doting hearts’ stimulus Humming tunes of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow; Parting for college at the end of summer season. He bought the quaint house she so dreamed about And gave it her name from summers of the past… Long after she told him, how life takes its toll If night’s dream shatters yielding to morning sun, And words once beloved, lose their relevance When old memories wither as time changes people. April 2, 2020 Placed 1st: Strand choice Y contest by Brian Strand Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Carole King/Gerry Goffin

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Date: 4/7/2020 10:09:00 AM
You have managed to take me back many summers with this superb poem, Vijay! Enough to say that both "Brown Sugar" and "Will you still love me tomorrow" were hits in 1971. Regards // paul
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/7/2020 10:47:00 AM
A bit of look back in nostalgia can be rewarding--glad you liked the poem, Paul. Much appreciate--many thanks. Regards.
Date: 4/5/2020 11:56:00 AM
Vijay - you have written an amazing poem worthy of the win you received. You never cease to amaze me with your variety of themes you write about. Well penned my friend. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 4/5/2020 4:32:00 PM
Much appreciate Jennifer--many thanks my friend.
Date: 4/4/2020 10:46:00 PM
A story well told spanning many years all brought together by Carole King's iconic song. Congratulations Vijay.
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Date: 4/5/2020 8:25:00 AM
Much appreciate Sam--many thanks.
Date: 4/4/2020 4:43:00 PM
Vijay I'm so glad to see this one at the top in the win! Congrats my friend!;)
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Date: 4/5/2020 6:31:00 AM
Thank you my friend--much appreciate.
Date: 4/4/2020 3:48:00 PM
Nicely done, Vijay, reminiscing, of old times with the jukebox, fries, beach and romance under the stars.. It would be nice to go to all that once more. sigh :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/5/2020 6:30:00 AM
So true--much appreciate Eve--many thanks.
Date: 4/4/2020 2:33:00 PM
Great imagery! Congrats Vijay
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Date: 4/5/2020 6:30:00 AM
Much appreciate L.J.--many thanks.
Date: 4/4/2020 2:16:00 PM
This one made me smile--while wiping away a tear. Your poem is nostalgia--sweet and bitter--at its best, Vijay! Janice
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Date: 4/5/2020 6:29:00 AM
Thank you Janice--much appreciate.
Date: 4/4/2020 8:12:00 AM
Your talented pen does not stop for anything, not even a virus. I admire you for that. Stay safe and keep penning my dear friend, xo
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/4/2020 12:03:00 PM
Much appreciate my friend--many thanks, Pixie.
Date: 4/3/2020 4:34:00 PM
Wow! So many nice lines in this poem. Superb writing Vijay. I enjoyed this :)
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Date: 4/4/2020 7:07:00 AM
Thank you my friend--much appreciate, as always. Many thanks, Heidi.
Date: 4/3/2020 10:40:00 AM
Summer time when youth and love blend and sweetest of stories lived.. a most wonderful sentiment felt.. countless of promises and vows meant.. innocence and sincerity residing hearts.. we go through other seasons and stages.. we learn, we grow, we change! What a beautiful interpretation! What a wonderful rendition of a human nature in motion! A great delight to read so profound a work dipped into the artistry of your poetry, dear Vijay! Deepest regards and blessings.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/3/2020 2:46:00 PM
Always delighted to read your feedback Besma--much appreciate the kind remarks--many thanks. Regards.
Date: 4/3/2020 3:48:00 AM
A great reminiscence. A flashback of past thoughts superbly displayed. Splendid poem. Stay safe.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/3/2020 7:02:00 AM
You are so very kind my friend--much appreciate--many thanks. US is getting worse by the day--hope you are safe where you are.
Date: 4/3/2020 12:27:00 AM
A flashback of memories projecting wonderful imagery... What a delightful way of story telling.. Splendid use of words, soothing style..
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Date: 4/3/2020 7:00:00 AM
Thank you my friend--much appreciate the kind remarks.
Date: 4/2/2020 9:28:00 PM
what a wonderful adventure back in times my friend...loved the momentary escape through the imagery... great write! stay safe my friend...it is getting bad in my area...hugs and blessings!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/3/2020 7:00:00 AM
Stay safe my friend--feels like it's getting bad everywhere. Many thanks Sandy--much appreciate your kind remarks.
Date: 4/2/2020 5:35:00 PM
Lovely reminiscing, and I see you are familar with the time period I was growing up in!!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/3/2020 6:58:00 AM
Thank you Andrea--much appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 4/2/2020 3:58:00 PM
Your thoughts take me back, to another time- another place. Of days, so long ago. This is so beautifully written and presented. Such moments caress my heart. ~ Brandy
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Date: 4/2/2020 4:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Glad you liked the poem. Always happy to read your comments. Much appreciate, as always, Brandy.
Date: 4/2/2020 12:10:00 PM
It brought up images of fifties America, leather clad young men, pony tailed girls greasy burger bars, and of course hot summers. Enjoyable read Vijay. Stay safe and well. Tom
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/2/2020 3:16:00 PM
You are right about the images you speak of. I posted a song that adds flavor to the scene. Much appreciate, as always, Tom. Many thanks.
Date: 4/2/2020 10:39:00 AM
Wonderful writing that reminiscences old good days with its Joy's and pains. Outstanding imagery my friend, Vijay. Much enjoyed the lively description of time and place. Take good care for I see USA is going to be hit hard. Blessings my friend
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 4/2/2020 3:13:00 PM
Yes my friend--USA is facing hard times. Stay safe--it's spreading worldwide. Much appreciate your kind remarks--many thanks Demetrios.