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My strengths and weaknesses

When I was a child though bright but always in fright Accepted whatever the people furled with fury or flurry Resulted in to know self –my strengths and weaknesses That gave me a chance to know what I am in reality. I accepted all challenges to my large family life Self-acceptance came from meeting challenges As a result of that, I went beyond all of them. Learnt, the greatest success is successful acceptance. One of my grandsons says I am like a fierce tiger But the fierceness is in my words and not deeds One of my daughter-in-laws says I am a volcano Bursting but beneficently and that too very rarely. I have never numbed myself in trials and tribulations Nor built mental walls to exclude pain from my life And have found peace not in denial, but in victory And never in life have been interested in stolen goods.
+++ November 6, 2014 Form: Free Verse Third Place win Contest by Verlena Walker

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Date: 12/24/2014 8:25:00 PM
Dr. Ram, "I have never numbed myself in trials and..." excellent introspective poem. i thank you for taking the time to view and comment on my short short. blessings now and beyond. namaste!
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Date: 11/19/2014 12:53:00 AM
3rd Place win Ram is high marks... Congratulations! Verlena
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Date: 11/10/2014 4:35:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this lovely poem very much Dr. Mehta. I love getting to know you better in your poetry. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 11/10/2014 3:35:00 PM
many congrats on your win Dr Mehta :-) hugs Jan x
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Date: 11/8/2014 11:52:00 PM
I wonder if you have a spirit animal in the tiger, Dr. Ram!! It's good to have that trait under the right circumstances. IS this in Frank's contest? 'the one for bios?
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