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Returning home, done with the caper
Emerging from a prolonged, penance
Sweet and sour of retain and discards
One decade left to materialize a to do
Listing the actions that will make real
Using lived lessons of a youth’s milieu
To recreate, beauty of a childish heart
Into my loved shore and woods of Viti
On the gray rock, reflection in Day-Glo
Niche to protect, for a new generation
Somewhere nature can lift their spirits…


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Date: 1/20/2020 8:38:00 AM
I’ll pass on the greeting. ;0)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 1/20/2020 9:15:00 AM
:) it is very similar to potato roti - just put pumpkin in potato's place :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/20/2020 8:39:00 AM
Pumpkin Roti sounds interesting.
Date: 1/19/2020 1:43:00 PM
Great acrostic... I didn't realise it was one...A sign of a good one.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 1/19/2020 2:56:00 PM
thank you, SO :)
Date: 1/17/2020 11:58:00 AM
I love Acrostic poems that don’t feel like Acrostic. This has a smooth flow. I have a close friend from Fiji that would appreciate this gem. We are celebrating her birthday this evening. Through her I have met some lovely Fijian people. A very close knit community. I have a sudden craving for Potato Roti.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 1/17/2020 12:31:00 PM
thank you, Richard...oh yes, I am especially fond of pumpkin roti and when I go back, I usually make it from scratch...I get lazy when I'm here with all the pre-made stuff but we don't have a choice back in Viti :)) PS - tell your friend Bula from me and best wishes. I'm from the northern division of the island group :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/17/2020 11:59:00 AM
Thanks for your visit.
Date: 1/17/2020 2:03:00 AM
Now it is my turn to be baffled: 'Viti' - are you referring to a village in Estonia? Or: another name for Vitina, Kosovo (I googled it). If only we all can make the resolution to protect and preserve the environment for future generations "Somewhere nature can lift their spirits…'
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Echo Sulu Sulu
Date: 1/17/2020 10:36:00 AM
Ah! Thanks for the info, Susan
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 1/17/2020 10:20:00 AM
Viti is the native word for Fiji and sulu is sarong in Fijian ... using Sulu Sulu is Fijian-like in the repetition of the same word as many names there do that...for example I was born in a little town called Savu Savu...
Date: 1/15/2020 3:35:00 PM
This was beautiful Susan. "To recreate the beauty of a childish heart" To walk through nature with wide eyed appreciation and imagination. So very cool. I wrote a poem a few years back and used Day-Glo in one of the lines and a youngster on the site asked me what Day-Glo was. I guess he never had a black light. : )
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 1/15/2020 3:43:00 PM
thank you Chris...I only discovered Day-Glo when I came here as an adult... :)