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Hope

Hope is a song of bird Reassuring forlorn dawn, The nightmare is banished And the dream is still alive Hope is a Lotus flower Drowning in the night Yet, rising through mud With ebullient sunrise Hope is an autumn leaf Gamboge on brown That curls up and dies, Only to bud again with Spring’s verdant vibes Hope is a glint of smile On the face of despair When helping hand arrives Trekking by its side Hope is a concert Of euphoric hatchlings Yearning first flight Flexing freedom wings Hope sprouts in grief Nursing its seeds In soil of drudgery Much alike burnt forest Roots through ashes It’s the elixir of living Priceless for everyone And everything for some~ Hope’s their only means Hope is a prayer Tolling of benevolence In places of worship Seeking in earnest Triumphs over tragedies February 3, 2022 Placed 1st: A Strand 1074 contest Placed 1st: Hope Poetry Contest Sponsor: Mohan Chutani

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Date: 2/27/2022 7:45:00 PM
An amazingly uplifting write, Vijay! So happy to see this on the top of the charts
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 3/17/2022 1:54:00 PM
Many thanks--much appreciate your kind remarks.
Date: 2/27/2022 3:45:00 AM
Congratulations on having this beauty at the top of the best new poems list Vijay. A very deserving honor. Have a great week. Blessings xxoo
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 3/17/2022 1:53:00 PM
Thank you for your return visit, Connie. Much appreciate.
Date: 2/26/2022 7:12:00 AM
Intelligent! Well written! Good job!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 3/17/2022 1:53:00 PM
Thank you Lynn--much appreciate.
Date: 2/23/2022 10:35:00 AM
You shine here Vijay ! Your heart opens and expands with each word, each vibration and each thought so poignant and lovingly expressed. Number one on new poems so all can see your words . We all need hope now more than ever . Sending blessings. A fav for sure ! Write on ! Susan :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 3/17/2022 1:52:00 PM
Much appreciate your complimentary remarks, Susan. A special treat to receive your FAVE. Many many thanks.
Date: 2/21/2022 9:51:00 AM
Hearty congratulations on standing "Top"... among the best new poems Vijayji... God bless... ~ Ani
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/21/2022 1:16:00 PM
Thank you Ani. Much appreciate.
Date: 2/20/2022 2:28:00 PM
Vijay, I enjoyed your poem. Congrats on your win. Blessings ~ Debra
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/21/2022 1:16:00 PM
Thank you Debra--much appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 2/18/2022 10:04:00 PM
big congrats here. I loved the way you used short lines in this one
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/20/2022 1:08:00 PM
Much appreciate Andrea--many many thanks.
Date: 2/18/2022 7:46:00 AM
An excellent poem my friend... and i agree with your sentiments..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/20/2022 1:08:00 PM
Thank you SO--much appreciate.
Date: 2/17/2022 5:58:00 PM
Congrats on your inevitable win with this absolutely superb poem, Vijay! A fave for me
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/18/2022 7:41:00 AM
A FAVE from you is very special, US. Much appreciate your visit and comments. Many thanks.
Date: 2/17/2022 4:11:00 PM
Hello Vijay ... a fine verse indeed with each stanza advising us readers not to give up; there is always hope - thank you Vijay - Lindsay
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/18/2022 7:40:00 AM
Glad you like the poem, Lindsay. Much appreciate your visit and comments. Many thanks.
Date: 2/17/2022 1:09:00 AM
Hope is many things, captured well here.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/18/2022 7:39:00 AM
Thank you--much appreciate, Andrew.
Date: 2/16/2022 2:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful First placement! You know I faved this and I am so happy it got a top placement. Blessings xxoo
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:53:00 PM
Yes indeed, Connie! You were the first to cheer my friend. Many thanks for your return visit and the FAVE. I am always happy to hear from you.
Date: 2/16/2022 11:54:00 AM
Dear Vijay, congratulations on your win with this wonderful treatise on hope. Be Blessed, Neva
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:52:00 PM
So glad you visited Neva. Much appreciate your kind remarks. Many thanks.
Date: 2/16/2022 10:46:00 AM
Back with congratulations on your top contest win, it's very well deserved with your wonderful poem, Dear Vijay.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:51:00 PM
Thank you Lasaad. Much appreciate.
Date: 2/16/2022 10:38:00 AM
So many wonderful images Vijay all neatly summarized in your last stanza - "triumph over tragedies." Congratulations on your win. Blessings of hope to you!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:51:00 PM
Thank you Sam. Much appreciate.
Date: 2/16/2022 9:25:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A "Wonderful" write/tribute to Hope. When Hope is all gone so is life. have a blessed day with your win.................
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:50:00 PM
Much appreciate your visit and comments, Paula. Many thanks.
Date: 2/16/2022 9:22:00 AM
Indeed Vijay! What beautiful definition. Lonna
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:50:00 PM
Thank you Lonna--much appreciate.
Date: 2/16/2022 9:22:00 AM
what a beautifully written poem! So uplifting and motivational! Congrats on the top spot for Best new poems, well deserved!!!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:49:00 PM
Glad you could stop by with your uplifting comments. Many thanks, Janice.
Date: 2/16/2022 6:45:00 AM
Hi Vijay, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on a well-deserved win. Have a nice day-Alexis
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:49:00 PM
Thank you Alexis. Much appreciate.
Date: 2/16/2022 1:35:00 AM
Congratulations for your placement in my contest. Best. Mohan
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:48:00 PM
Much appreciate. Thank you Mohan for sponsoring contests.
Date: 2/15/2022 8:28:00 PM
In the classics, 'tis a Suite of Tender Mercies for a String Concerto to harp onwards, Vijay! A great composition that neatly wraps cuddly or snugly my friend, Aloha~William!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:56:00 PM
So very kind of you William. Much appreciate--many thanks.
Date: 2/15/2022 1:42:00 PM
Wow, very uplifting, hope is always there, even in the darkest of time. Well done. Congratulations!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:55:00 PM
Thank you MLK--much appreciate.
Date: 2/15/2022 12:55:00 PM
Wow! Vijay, You have penned such a well-written write. I found it to be so positive and uplifting. It can give hope to the hopeless. Congratulations on getting the top spot on the list of the new poems. It was well deserved-Alexis
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:55:00 PM
So very kind of you, Alexis. Always so wonderful to read your comments. Much appreciate. Many thanks.
Date: 2/15/2022 10:58:00 AM
Hope sprouts in grief Nursing its seeds In soil of drudgery Much alike burnt forest Roots through ashes - in love with these now!!!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/16/2022 2:54:00 PM
Thank you Swetha--much appreciate.
Date: 2/13/2022 4:38:00 PM
Another beautiful write Vijay I love the entire poem, but this last part 'Hope is a prayer Tolling of benevolence In places of worship Seeking in earnest Triumphs over tragedies' I wish were on a poster or painting, it is breathtakingly beautiful.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/14/2022 5:25:00 AM
So very kind of you BJ. Much appreciate your inspiring comments. Glad you liked the sound of the last stanza. I did too. Many thanks.
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