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Innocent me

I long to travel back in time To hug and embrace my then dime Buried and forgotten yet sublime All in hope to reclaim my rhyme Brilliant lilies I endowed the valley Hither and yon my fragrance spread in alley Preached me peace, facilitator of parley Hope, focus, avant-garde in rally Obedience and exuberance graced my day Hey Mr. Gentle always came my way My life, legato, maintained bright my ray Grace and elegance, syntax of my pay Lazy bone and busybody sounded so odious Procrastination their accomplice likewise dubious Took on all challenges even when `twas tedious To many esoteric, meward`s obvious How I miss my shell of ambiance Now just sulking in eternal ambivalence Oh how doomed with nothing of radiance Akin and cater-cousin to eternal malevolence

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Date: 9/28/2022 2:47:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD! Longing to be the guru of peace that you once were. Self-loathing is a deep and painful place and lead many into an identity crisis. I'm honored and look forward to reading more works by Heman Mwashi. I Am Anaya
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Date: 9/28/2022 12:02:00 PM
Congratulations on well-deserved POTD! Robert
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Date: 9/19/2022 12:22:00 PM
I enjoyed the cadence of your poem and was drawn in to your story. Nicely done and welcome to the Soup.
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Date: 9/22/2022 6:04:00 AM
Thanks Jeanne. I appreciate your honest and kind words. Am encouraged to write more.
Date: 9/6/2022 10:04:00 PM
Welcome to Soup Herman ! Big congratulations on POTD! All good wishes, Susan :)
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:58:00 PM
Hey Susan. Thanks for making me comfortable on this platform. Stay well. Heman~
Date: 9/6/2022 9:06:00 PM
Welcome Heman, big Congratulations to you for your Poetic Honor of POTD. Wonderfully written and a joy to read...
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:56:00 PM
A big thank you Michael. It's nice reading that you enjoyed my work. Heman~
Date: 9/6/2022 6:47:00 PM
"Obedience and exuberance graced my day." That's how it should always be. This is beautiful in so many wonderful ways. Welcome to Poetry Soup, Heman. Congratulations on Poem of the Day. My best to you. :) Brandy
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:54:00 PM
Gramercy Brandy. Heman~
Date: 9/6/2022 5:35:00 PM
Congratulations on your potd with this beautiful write... Welcome to Soup... God bless... ~ Ani
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:53:00 PM
Hey Ani. Am humbled
Date: 9/6/2022 5:29:00 PM
Congratulations, Enjoy the honor! Pangie xx
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:52:00 PM
Hey Pangie. Thanks
Date: 9/6/2022 2:38:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:51:00 PM
Thanks Tania
Date: 9/6/2022 1:48:00 PM
Congratulations for POTD. Great writing :)
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:51:00 PM
Thanks Heidi. Poet friend from Kenya. Heman~
Date: 9/6/2022 10:11:00 AM
Heman, congratulations for your POTD for this poem of your internal struggle. Welcome to Poetry Soup, I hope you find it a welcoming and supportive place ~ John
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Date: 9/6/2022 12:22:00 PM
Hi John. Your kind comment is in itself, hospitable. Thanks. Heman~
Date: 9/6/2022 8:50:00 AM
I enjoyed your poem. Congratulations on your P.O.T.D. honor. Enjoy it! Welcome to Poetry Soup. You'll find this a friendly place.
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Date: 9/6/2022 12:24:00 PM
Hello Milton. I think reading my work is an honor and gives me joy unspeakable. Thanks.
Date: 9/6/2022 8:33:00 AM
First a big welcome to poetry soup Heman and congratulations on POTD, enjoy the honour. Tom
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Date: 9/6/2022 12:27:00 PM
It's good to try. And it paid. I've been longing for a platform to help me realize my dream and methinks am in the right place. Your comment, dear Tom speaks volumes. Thanks. Heman~.
Date: 9/6/2022 8:03:00 AM
your poetic look back was well written and deserving of your POTD honor, Heman. Congratulations! and welcome to PoetrySoup. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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Date: 9/6/2022 8:18:00 AM
Hi Bill. Thanks for your kind words of exhortation. A poet friend in Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 9/6/2022 7:18:00 AM
Heman, wonderful poem and congratulations on receiving the POEM OF THE DAY honor, welcome to PoetrySoup, you will love it, God Bless ~
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Date: 9/6/2022 7:26:00 AM
Thanks Constance. Am already loving it. The poetry soup family is awash with love. God bless~
Date: 9/6/2022 6:36:00 AM
Hey family. Thanks for the POTD honors. Mwashi.
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Date: 9/6/2022 6:06:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this. Welcome to Poetry Soup. I welcome you with the love of the Lord, expressed by John 3:16 of the Bible, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The Lord's blessings be with you.
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Date: 9/6/2022 6:18:00 AM
Thanks Beata. We're indeed unified under Christ's love. I love you back. Stay blessed.
Date: 9/6/2022 5:45:00 AM
Herman , congratulations on your POTD honor! Linda
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Date: 9/6/2022 7:13:00 AM
Stay strong :) More to come! Linda
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Date: 9/6/2022 6:20:00 AM
Linda, thanks. It's hardly three days on this platform and the love is immense! Oh my! Am overwhelmed.
Date: 9/6/2022 4:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD honors! Enjoy your day!!
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Date: 9/6/2022 6:17:00 AM
Thanks. Nice day too.
Date: 9/6/2022 4:09:00 AM
Congrats on your POTD and welcome to the Soup!
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Date: 9/6/2022 6:21:00 AM
What can I say Jeff. Your kind words stirs my core to flames. Thanks and am already at home.
Date: 9/6/2022 2:57:00 AM
Lovely poetry Herman, wouldn’t we all like to go back in time, in our prime having the time of our lives. Congratulations on poem of the day… Belle
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Date: 9/6/2022 3:51:00 AM
Hi Belle. Am humbled by your kind words. Am inspired. Thanks.