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Lift somebody's dawn

Learn from the eagle how to soar with winds Spanning your wings to conquer tall peaks Float hopes high reaching sapphire blue skies Triumph with your smile as the world goes by When beset in clutches of troublesome plight Know that a new dawn always follows night My child, when it’s your turn, do what’s right Even a bright sunny day must cede to twilight If you want things easy, they won't be worth it Learn to swing ably if you wish to score a hit When the climb gets hard you must never quit Things that you regret, you may never repeat Glint someone’s clouds, be the rainbow on arc Be the emissary of light for the adrift in dark Edify your doldrums, be always on your mark Lift somebody’s dawn, be the sweet song of lark Walk along humility when tempted by pride Learn from those saintly, living lives dignified Hold your balance or you’ll tumble and fall Let the mountains teach you how to stand tall When something goes wrong, do not justify What’s spurious and superficial, do not glorify How well you do, rests on how hard you try When you hear the call of duty, never ask why Let happy thoughts reign your state of mind When emotions overwhelm, always choose kind Spread the wealth of love to help mankind Be the precious gemstone that is hard to find Glint someone’s clouds, be the rainbow on arc Be the emissary of light for the adrift in dark Edify your doldrums, be always on your mark Lift somebody’s dawn, be the sweet song of lark December 21, 2020 Placed 1st: Your advice to the youth poetry contest Sponsor: Edward Ibeh Placed 5th: Your choice (41) contest by Brian Strand

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Date: 2/7/2021 12:47:00 PM
So beautiful..insightful...kind and wise. Such wonderful gifts of thought and heart you have penned! Congratulations ! All the best, Susan :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 2/7/2021 12:55:00 PM
Thank you Susan--much appreciate.
Date: 1/20/2021 7:29:00 AM
Fantastic read
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/20/2021 10:09:00 AM
Thank you...much appreciate.
Date: 1/17/2021 1:53:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful Vijay, such good advice to carry with one on the journey through life... Belle
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Date: 1/17/2021 5:54:00 AM
Appreciate the kind remarks--many thanks, Belle.
Date: 1/16/2021 6:03:00 PM
Congratulations, Vijay! so uplifting! well-deserved top placement.
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Date: 1/17/2021 5:53:00 AM
Thank you mala--much appreciate.
Date: 1/13/2021 12:30:00 PM
Quite an aphoristic and solid effort---full of very keen imperatives that lift up the soul and heart Very well composed
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/13/2021 1:55:00 PM
Thank you LeRoy--much appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 1/11/2021 9:21:00 AM
Good one...Uplifting news.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/11/2021 9:39:00 AM
Thank you Arturo.
Date: 1/11/2021 5:20:00 AM
Hi Vijay, congratulations on being 1st place on the 100 best new poems. It is an amazing piece well deserves its 1st place :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/11/2021 5:57:00 AM
Thank you Akkina. Much appreciate my friend your visit and comments.
Date: 1/10/2021 10:55:00 AM
Such a lovely write full of wisdom and inspiring advice not only for the young, but all would profit from it, age regardless. Been away here for a long time, but am so glad to be back to read such great poems here. Congrats.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/10/2021 12:31:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your comments Josefina. Much appreciate--many thanks. Welcome back.
Date: 1/9/2021 11:30:00 PM
Vijay, your inspiring poem sings of the virtues of hope, wisdom, love, humility and kindness. Bravo to you for this fantastic write. A fave for me, I applaud you for reaching the top of the Best New Poems summit and your top win in Edward's contest. All my best ~ John
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/10/2021 6:34:00 AM
You are so very kind and much beloved poet on Soup. I am happy to read your comments, John. Many thanks.
Date: 1/1/2021 8:06:00 AM
Stirring and emotional. Sage advice for young minds Vijay. Congratulations on the well-deserved win! Linda
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/2/2021 6:29:00 AM
Thank you Linda--much appreciate.
Date: 1/1/2021 7:08:00 AM
Such wise advice full of hope and inspiration Vijay. You have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself which touches my soul ~ thank you dear friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 1/2/2021 6:29:00 AM
Thank you my friend--much appreciate your kind remarks. Wishing you the very best in 2021.
Date: 12/31/2020 2:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. I love how you used the eagle. A wonderful write. Enjoy your win. Today, have joy/blessings....................
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Date: 1/2/2021 6:28:00 AM
Thank you Paula--much appreciate.
Date: 12/30/2020 7:07:00 PM
So So beautiful....Congrats on your Top Win Vijay....Have a awesome New Year :)
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:30:00 AM
Much appreciate Carol--many thanks.
Date: 12/30/2020 6:22:00 PM
Back to read this wonderful poem again, Vijay. Have a great night :)
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:30:00 AM
Thank you for the return visit, Angela--much appreciate.
Date: 12/30/2020 5:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Vijay!
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:29:00 AM
Much appreciate, Mark--many thanks.
Date: 12/30/2020 3:27:00 PM
Hi Vijay, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your high placement. It was well deserved. Have a great day, my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:29:00 AM
Thank you for the return visit, Alexis--much appreciate.
Date: 12/30/2020 3:23:00 PM
Being a giver who never expects anything in return is great advice. Your use of vocabulary is a gift, and you apply it very well. Congratulations, Vijay.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/31/2020 8:29:00 AM
Thank you Jenna--much appreciate.
Date: 12/30/2020 11:20:00 AM
Wow, this is just sublime in every single way! You're a poet's poet, Vijay:-) Instant FAV! Heartiest congratulations on your 1st win in my contest
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2020 2:01:00 PM
I am honored by your delightful comments, Edward. Much appreciate your vote of approval. Thank you for holding contests. And a very special thank you for the FAVE.
Date: 12/30/2020 2:46:00 AM
My fave. No wonder it is in top 100 list at high position. Great advice. God bless you. Keep the ink flowing. May you have a wonderful year ahead. Take care.
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Date: 12/30/2020 6:11:00 AM
Honored by your FAVE. Much appreciate your kind remarks, Rama. Thank you for your kind feedback. Wishing you the very best in 2021.
Date: 12/29/2020 7:53:00 AM
Sage words, Beautifully written Vijay, Happy New Year to you and family..
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Date: 12/30/2020 6:10:00 AM
Thank you Joseph--much appreciate. Wishing you and your family the very best.
Date: 12/29/2020 7:24:00 AM
I have been neglectful in reading many poets recently. Yours included, Vijay. How kind is the thought of being someone's lark instead of cawing at them like a crow.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/30/2020 6:08:00 AM
Honored by your visit and comments, Jenna. Much appreciate. Many thanks.
Date: 12/28/2020 11:13:00 AM
'How well you do, rests on how hard you try' - how true Vijay, you can only gain and win by the effort you put in. I love your poem, but of course it is written by one of our top poets. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/28/2020 3:14:00 PM
Much appreciate the kind remarks, Jennifer. Many thanks for your visit and comments.
Date: 12/27/2020 5:35:00 AM
I absolutely love this Lyric Vijay! A FAV for me! What excellent advice, written beautifully :)
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Date: 12/27/2020 5:40:00 AM
I am honored by your FAVE, Heidi. Much delighted by your comments. Always a treasure to have your support.
Date: 12/26/2020 1:01:00 AM
This is such an uplifting write... The way you described is so elegant and I also loved the meter and rhymes...So beautifully written...
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/27/2020 5:39:00 AM
Thank you Supraja--much appreciate.
Date: 12/25/2020 10:02:00 AM
Wow this is Sublimely beautiful poetry.Love it. Very well done and visual. true art. a sure winner. Pete.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/25/2020 12:56:00 PM
Much appreciate Peter--many thanks.
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