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Poetry is a life-cherishing force

Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” - Mary Oliver Poetry is my flesh, blood, body, mind and soul, My heart and its beat; skin-bone unifying whole; In her I talk, walk, work, rest and leisurely lie; Without her, like fish without water, I might die...! Do I pick my tooth-brush at rising, I don't know, My pen, as though saving sword, ever strength does show; Feeling hungry or full, somnolent or awake, Pulsation of poetry, like waves, in me, break...! As impulses pull and push to-and-fro actions, Poetry pervades reason-cum-instinct fractions; Self-enslaving inclinations soon washed away, Poetry, for inner warmth of freedom paves way...! Erasing evils with poetry might be hard, Like razing down hardest bushes of jungle-yard; Don't yet, drops of disinfectants do some cleansing, When rooms go messy and pathogens do fencing...? Poetry gives strength to my weakening muscles, My aching knee readies to fight moral-tussles; Each step I take is an inspiring upheaval, Toward freeing humankind from every evil...! 21 November 2022 Poetry is a life-cherishing force Contest Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Sotto Poet

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Date: 12/23/2022 1:38:00 PM
I found this truly wonderful and delightful to read and absorb today. For many of us, poetry is of such importance that we can not imagine life without it; either the crafting it or the pondering another poet's work. Your words describe this so powerfully. "Each step I take is an inspiring upheaval". Well done, Christuraj ~ John
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Date: 12/3/2022 6:29:00 AM
I love this a lot. I can relate so much. So beautiful! Congratulations on your second place win my dear friend Christuraj! Thanks for sharing. My fave. God bless you always and your writings. Hugs
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 12/6/2022 8:01:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!
Date: 12/2/2022 7:21:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest Alex. Well deserved, a lovely poem.
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 12/6/2022 8:01:00 AM
Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity. May God Bless You!
Date: 12/1/2022 8:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your 2nd place win. Many blessings to you my friend
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 12/6/2022 8:00:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!
Date: 12/1/2022 12:00:00 PM
Congratulations! Very engaging words in your poetry.
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 12/6/2022 8:00:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!
Date: 12/1/2022 11:51:00 AM
- Beautifully written with an open heart - Congratulations on your 2nd place in the contest :) -
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 12/6/2022 7:59:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!
Date: 11/22/2022 4:13:00 AM
Chris, nicely penned, best of luck in the contest!
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 11/22/2022 4:37:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!
Date: 11/22/2022 3:19:00 AM
What an inspiring way of looking at poetry. No wonder poetry has become your buddy and soulmate. You find meaning and sustenance in poetry ! A beautiful entry for the contest. All the Best dear Chris !
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 11/22/2022 4:37:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!
Date: 11/21/2022 2:02:00 AM
That’s the true poetic spirit Chris! Good luck in the contest
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Christuraj Alex
Date: 11/21/2022 4:29:00 AM
Thank you very much. May God Bless You!