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Not a test - of Love

I I began writing poetry, seriously, at college About worldly affairs, my scant knowledge Prevented the privilege of love. I acknowledge Ladies like Lilly, Saras, and Nerissa: Ed College (No man, mind you; short for Education College) A Fulbright scholarship led to miscarriage Of my love-affairs. Didn't commit sacrilege Pondered punctuation in life. My US college Reduced my many commas, and exclamation And somehow this helped my poetrification II A serious Love Poem, scuttled with notebook By my younger brother, on Ashrina Ram Zook I turned, sadly, in pages titled ASHES OF LOVE I recall infatuation - classic - as in a textbook But I never talked with Ash, I, a teen Mook Thus I can't preach puppy love I forsook Cos I never got beyond a furtive look Stopped spelling 'priviledge' so, like 'knowledge' For now I study at another COLLEDGE!

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Date: 1/19/2022 10:22:00 PM
This is so full of candid confessions, dear Anil spluttered with mustard seeds of humor ! Your 'Ashes of Love' blown by the wind has brought a smile to my lips ! I enjoyed this poem so much Anil !
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Anil Deo
Date: 1/19/2022 11:17:00 PM
It was worth humiliating the pastor-evangelist in me, then. U r a wonderful audience - participant. I have 2 brothers, 2 sisters ... Or was it dad who thrashed my one notebook of poetry? My mom treated any writing as sacred ( she blessed me with Indian culture)
Date: 1/18/2022 3:04:00 PM
This is an intriguing piece of writing. Before calling you to the ministry, it appears that God has chosen a route for you that includes education, expertise, and life experience. God has a plan for each and every one of us. We all end up exactly where God intends for us to be. Enjoyed... Prayers and Blessings always Debra
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Date: 1/18/2022 7:44:00 AM
You have had your fair share of studies, Anil...and a Fulbright scholarship is something to be proud of! Love needs no college, but a sincere heart which is ready to put up with joy and pain. ~ Best regards, my friend. Hope the new year is treating you well. // paul
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Anil Deo
Date: 1/18/2022 9:45:00 AM
Shalom shalom Paul. Thanks - and I say this in love & friendship - you have again graced my work by commenting. Blessings all if 2022