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Pride and joy of his family

Having lived on earth for some time now Impatiently he dwells, harboring self doubt. In face of impediments he loses his mind Acquiring dispositions like hate and lies, Hosting showmanship to look good and wise. Never does he claim his world to be saintly Letting dreams reign and thoughts go wild Acknowledging failings incapable of verity. Risking happy tears, triumphs he celebrates Saving saddened ones to mourn disasters, Banking on the strength of worn-out hands As unforgiving minutes tick-tock forever. When he gets a turn at the wheel of fortune Losses seem to mount at every pitch-and-toss, Regretting moments when he says:"hold on" For he loses the ground on which he stands. Yet he carries on, in treacherous currents Swimming boldly in shark-infested waters Accepting the reality of fish-eat-fish world. Unsatiated reveries bestow vacant dreams Never ever venturing to walk with the Kings, Commoner he is, like his friends in drudgery. Pride and joy of his family, a Man he's already! Truth he owns, is the truth he delineates, Being a flawed man, for forgiveness he prays. October 21, 2018 Poem of the day on October 23, 2018 Placed first in..In response to Rudyard Kipling's poem IF Contest by Silent One Placed 3rd: Strand select 12 by Brian Strand

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Date: 1/18/2020 2:53:00 PM
Vijay congratulations on your win!()
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Date: 1/18/2019 8:12:00 AM
You construct every poem with substance and beauty. A true masterpiece! congratulations and Happy New Year Vijay.
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Date: 11/26/2018 12:34:00 AM
- Congratulations on yours: "In response to IF ...." poems, Vijay :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/26/2018 9:06:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise.
Date: 11/25/2018 6:42:00 PM
Third times the charm!! :) As I am back again reading this wonderful poem. Congratulations Vijay. So worth reading again and again- and well deserving of this win. ~ Brandy
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Date: 11/26/2018 9:06:00 AM
Thank you Brandy.
Date: 11/25/2018 6:25:00 PM
Nicely done, Vijay, congratulations on your placement in the contest I enjoyed reading..
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Date: 11/26/2018 9:05:00 AM
Thank you Eve.
Date: 11/25/2018 11:21:00 AM
I knew I'd be back to congratulate you Vijay, well done...
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Date: 11/26/2018 9:05:00 AM
Thank you Charlie.
Date: 11/25/2018 9:59:00 AM
Brilliant take on the contest Vijay, a man is responsible for so much.. Regarded as the head of the household, it is always important to behave in a good way.. Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/26/2018 9:05:00 AM
Thank you SO.
Date: 11/19/2018 2:40:00 PM
Hello Vijay, Sorry I missed this one. My Belated Congratulations for POTD!! A powerfully deep and passionate Verse for sure. The imagery is wondrously great too. Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 11/19/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you Gary.
Date: 11/13/2018 6:40:00 PM
Congratulations for being on the best new poem list Vijay :)
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Date: 11/19/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you Heidi.
Date: 11/8/2018 4:53:00 PM
what a fluid, wise poem which speaks honestly of man's foibles, vijay... enjoy your POTD citation!...huggs
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Date: 11/13/2018 8:08:00 AM
Thank you, nette.
Date: 11/6/2018 6:23:00 PM
Hello Congratulations on POTD. This verse is very well done. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/7/2018 5:17:00 PM
Thank you Darlene..appreciate the visit and comments.
Date: 11/6/2018 2:58:00 AM
Belated Congratulations on your POTD, my friend.. An absolutely wonderful verse!! Amazingly penned!! Really enjoyed!! Blessings to you...
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/6/2018 6:56:00 AM
Thank you Robertina.
Date: 11/5/2018 3:28:00 AM
Could be anyone of us...interesting how you view the man in the poem...it;s a reflection of many....All the best Vijay
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/6/2018 6:55:00 AM
Thank you Arturo.
Date: 11/4/2018 6:47:00 PM
I find myself coming back to this poem. Trying to figure out life's riddles I suppose. -Richard
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/6/2018 6:55:00 AM
Thank you Quoth.
Date: 11/3/2018 9:49:00 AM
SO PROFOUND! A MASTERPIECE IN RESPONSE TO MR. KIPLINGS POEM, 'IF'. THIS ONE GOES TO MY FAV LIST.
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Date: 11/3/2018 3:26:00 PM
Many thanks Elaine for your generous comments..thanks for the visit.
Date: 11/2/2018 7:03:00 PM
Few of us are without flaws, Vijay, and the way this man battles adversity shows his depth of character. You have quite a talent for creating a strong but sympathetic character. Great work! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 11/3/2018 8:20:00 AM
Appreciate the kind feedback..many thanks, Carolyn.
Date: 10/30/2018 3:45:00 PM
That is life. Nice job
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/30/2018 3:47:00 PM
Thank you Jay..appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 10/30/2018 3:54:00 AM
Very nicely penned Vijay..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/30/2018 6:04:00 AM
Thank you Joseph.
Date: 10/29/2018 4:47:00 PM
Best lines. I like much your writing. with regards.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/29/2018 5:54:00 PM
Thank you very much for your visit...I appreciate your kind feedback.
Date: 10/29/2018 9:42:00 AM
A beautiful piece of poetry that should do well in the contest; best of luck.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/29/2018 12:54:00 PM
Thank you M.L.K.
Date: 10/29/2018 9:33:00 AM
Congrats on POTD! A well deserved honour!
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Date: 10/29/2018 12:54:00 PM
Thank you Richard.
Date: 10/29/2018 9:27:00 AM
WoW! VJ, This is an excellent and well executed response to the poem" If". . It looks like a winner to me. I wish you the best of luck in the contest.Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/29/2018 12:53:00 PM
I appreciate the visit and kind remarks..many thanks Alexis.
Date: 10/28/2018 7:43:00 PM
excellent pen well deserved potd wishing you a blessed week
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/29/2018 12:52:00 PM
Thank you liam..appreciate the visit and kind feedback.
Date: 10/28/2018 6:37:00 AM
Excellent and well penned. An outstanding poem. Enjoyed reading it.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/28/2018 7:12:00 AM
Thank you Ravi..appreciate your visit and kind feedback.
Date: 10/28/2018 4:35:00 AM
Wowwww... This is beautiful... congratulations on your POTD...So well deserved ... Loved it....
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 10/28/2018 7:11:00 AM
Thank you Supraja..appreciate the kind feedback.
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