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Playground…

I am making decisions every morning,
None of them comes along with any warning.
To go right or to go left which one is right?
Living in darkness or hoping to see light.
I made million decisions most of them fine,
Few I made that I think it wasn’t mine. 
Few that changed my life led me to despair,
I wish I had a chance, go back to repair. 
What if I had the power to do it right?
To go back and to play all day and all night.
What if I can go back to play, like a young?
To sing all of the songs that ought to be sung.
What if instead of books I learned to live life,
to learn dance and learn to play with no more strife.
Alas, sun is setting, darkness coming soon.
My hope is that to see that wandering moon.
I wish there is a game, I can play now.
A childish game if you can show me it how.
The sinful mirror on my nearest wall,
Reminding my summer has gone, it is fall.
The autumn now it is cold and full of pain.
The winter promises more days to complain.
I am thinking to go back and do it right.
As if mistakes never was an oversight. 
I am thinking to go play in the playground.
To play as young again, hope youth to be found.
If I play hard again, I might become young,
I will dance like a fool, unknown and unsung.
I don’t know where to play, who can I do trust. 
In this strange game of life, aging is unjust.
Where is my playground, my supernal bliss?
Awake me once again, no life is like this.

 11/23/18 Haloo

The painting is called “The Playground”. It is acrylic on canvas.

Note: This particular style of poetry is called "Masnavi", it is the spiritual couplets usually with eleven syllables. Poetrysoup has a great explanation and example of this form of poetry.

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Date: 12/22/2018 12:32:00 PM
Such a lovely poem this is, Absolutely wonderful and certainly a fav for me. You see that this is the cruelty of life, so many things to do, yet so little time, once the time is gone then it never returns and it only left us with regrets.guess that I am late but I hope that it isn't too late to congrats you, so many congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD, Well today is 22 December so I wish you a merry Christmas and a really happy new year, good luck and have a really nice day
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Date: 12/24/2018 11:23:00 AM
Thank you Faraz, Merry Christmas to you as well...
Date: 12/18/2018 8:32:00 PM
A belated Congratulations on poem your POTD, my friend.. Really enjoyed your creativity!! Wonderfully penned and so relatable.. Blessings to you..
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Date: 12/18/2018 11:49:00 PM
Thanks dear...
Date: 12/15/2018 2:35:00 PM
Hi Pashang, so many times, when I was in my forties I could find myself thinking, "I wish I could go back and change this or that." I reached my fifties and another change, I decided I liked my life as it was and I would change nothing. Everything, even my mistakes have made me who I am. I could relate to this poem in my forties. You have written these feelings so well my friend. Let the playground be life itself. Excellent work. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 12/15/2018 4:08:00 PM
Thanks, Mike... we will find our playground sooner or later. Happy Holidays.
Date: 12/11/2018 6:57:00 AM
Well done Pashang. Many of us wish we could go back and do certain things over. That's why it's best to make sure mind is in gear before putting thoughts into motion. If there is doubt don't. Well done here. God Bless, JB
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Date: 12/11/2018 12:01:00 PM
Thank Judy...
Date: 12/9/2018 1:01:00 AM
Excellent and great words. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD
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Date: 12/9/2018 1:55:00 AM
Thank you, Ravi
Date: 12/8/2018 5:52:00 PM
This one will strike a chord with so many and get them thinking and I hope playground hunting. Wonderful. Very best regards David in NZ
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Date: 12/9/2018 1:55:00 AM
Thank you David... all the best... Pash in L.A.
Date: 12/7/2018 7:10:00 PM
Excellent verse, Pashang! I enjoyed the flow of the poem and I had never before read poetry in the Masnavi form - very delightful! Many thanks for your kind comments re the Snowperson. Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - Bob
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Date: 12/7/2018 8:03:00 PM
Thanks Bob... You are so kind...
Date: 12/5/2018 9:05:00 PM
Hello Pashang,it would be nice to turn back the time, to be young again to be able to go on the swings again. But it can not be done. have a nice evening my friend. Good night.
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Date: 12/5/2018 10:07:00 PM
Thank you good night.
Date: 12/3/2018 6:04:00 PM
you are so very versatile with your poems, nice one Pashang Have a nice evening,
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Date: 12/5/2018 2:52:00 PM
Thank you dear Pixie...
Date: 12/3/2018 10:15:00 AM
Absolutely lovely as usually,proving to be a real master of Masnavi. As a humble Bumble bee, I passed around attracted by the honey and exotical perfume of your noble poetry completed by psychological picture. I would like to be your apprentice...
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Date: 12/3/2018 10:27:00 AM
Thank you, my dear Ovidiu, you are so wonderful.
Date: 11/29/2018 11:53:00 PM
Oh, do I relate to this, in feeling and content, it is a mirror to many besides me, I'm sure. Well done and a very worthy read. All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 12/2/2018 10:49:00 PM
Thanks CayCay... you are so kind.
Date: 11/29/2018 9:16:00 AM
lovely poem & a very interesting form - must try this form
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Date: 12/2/2018 10:48:00 PM
Thanks Jack, please let me know.
Date: 11/28/2018 7:42:00 AM
I applaud you for your talent for writing fabulous poetry, Pashang. Congratulations on POTD. T.J
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Date: 12/2/2018 10:47:00 PM
Thanks TJ, you are so kind.
Date: 11/26/2018 6:02:00 AM
- A wonderful poem, Pashang :) - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/26/2018 10:48:00 AM
You are wonderful Anne Lise... Thank you.
Date: 11/26/2018 5:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved POTD Pashang. Amazing as always...Maria
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Date: 11/26/2018 10:47:00 AM
My dearest Maria Thank you...
Date: 11/25/2018 11:43:00 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved POTD Pashang. What's to come is unknown. You may get your chance:)
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:33:00 AM
Oh Hello DT, Nice to see you again... Thanks.
Date: 11/25/2018 10:43:00 PM
Yes, going back to the past- going back to yesterday. To stay and play. I think we all can relate. To change a few things. I think staying in this moment, to live and learn. Is best. Moments of long ago are for our learning indeed. Congratulations Pashang, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:31:00 AM
Thank you Brandy...
Date: 11/25/2018 10:29:00 PM
Pashang, congratulations on POTD with this amazing write, enjoy the honor ~
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:30:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Heart...
Date: 11/25/2018 12:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD Pashang! A recognition well deserved for your outstanding poetry! My deepest regards..
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Date: 11/25/2018 1:34:00 PM
Thank you Besma, you are a great friend.
Date: 11/25/2018 11:45:00 AM
Love the poem, love the picture! Congratulations!
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Date: 11/25/2018 1:34:00 PM
Thank you Sunlite...
Date: 11/25/2018 11:18:00 AM
Oh Pashang I am SO delighted to see you get POTD, so lovely to see a different name on the roll of honour!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/25/2018 1:32:00 PM
Thanks Jan, you're so wonderful.
Date: 11/25/2018 10:48:00 AM
All you need is one more masterpiece...and you'll have a hat trick...superb in all aspects Pashang...Congrats!!! on your POTD!! my friend...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 11/25/2018 10:59:00 AM
Thank you WW, hearing it from you is an honor by itself.
Date: 11/25/2018 10:23:00 AM
Excellent rhymes and so true
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Date: 11/25/2018 10:57:00 AM
Thank you Jay...
Date: 11/25/2018 8:31:00 AM
Very nice, Pasahng...Congrats on your POTD!
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Date: 11/25/2018 10:56:00 AM
Thank you, Charles you are so nice.
Date: 11/25/2018 7:47:00 AM
Back with congrats on POTD, Pasahng.
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Date: 11/25/2018 10:55:00 AM
Thank you, Vijay you are such a great friend.
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