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Sonnet Written In Optimist Park-W

I met a pessimist walker in Optimist Park, She walked with a walker and a co-walker Swaying on either side, not in her mark. Crippled, stressed, depressed, a fatuous talker. Troubled by blood sucking winged insects. ‘mosi-ki-toss’ many, many, ‘mosi-ki-toss’ Shouted she in her Serbian accents, Waving her palm to drive away foes & woes. Immigrants of different nations & cultures, Come in search of shades of optimism, Culminating in the Old Testament adage, ‘HE hath made all things good in their times’ Indulging in the mirage of meliorism, Things are bad but can be of better advantage. ================================= Eighth Place win in Contest: First poem on the soup by P.D> I wrote this sonnet visiting Optimist Park in Windsor-Ont-Canada. It is " thoughts recollected in tranquility" The poem was posted on 16-6-2005.

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Date: 8/31/2013 7:04:00 AM
Yes, I can see how some people can get lost in a world of optimism if somehow they have missed it. But you know what, grace is free and they will recover. Great poem, Dr. Ram. Enjoy your weekend!
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Date: 6/2/2011 12:52:00 AM
grats on your awesome contest entry Luv*Skat
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Date: 6/1/2011 1:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your awesome win Dr. Ram ;)
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Date: 6/1/2011 12:35:00 PM
A fabulous piece of poetry. Congrats Dr Ram on your awesome in pd's contest...gautami
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Date: 6/1/2011 8:36:00 AM
Many congrats on all your wins, Dr Ram : )
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Date: 6/1/2011 7:41:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Dr Ram. Outstanding piece. Great job. Thanks for your comments. Best to you and yours. Ralph
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Date: 6/1/2011 5:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win in P.D.'s contest Dr. Ram. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/1/2011 3:55:00 AM
nice job and congrats for your big win..Cory
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Date: 6/1/2011 12:24:00 AM
dr ram!~ CONGRATS!! In my contest, and thank you for supporting my contest. I had a great time reading and judging every entry in my contest. Thanks for being among all my chosen winners. have a great one,.. Poet D
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Date: 5/31/2011 11:22:00 PM
What a very thought provoking first post here, Dr. Ram! Enjoyed this sonnet of yours-- Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 5/31/2011 9:38:00 PM
congrats Dr. Ram on another excellent win tonight in this contest with another rare beauty luv..
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Date: 5/31/2011 7:47:00 PM
Congratulations on the list, Dr. Ram, right above mine! How nice your first one was a sonnet. It will be fun to see all the first poems that were posted by all the people who entered her contest!
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Date: 1/17/2011 4:18:00 PM
decided to go back to your first poem on soup, it is easy to see now how you set the standard, this is a wonderful sonnet, enjoyed reading this. Harry
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Date: 12/15/2010 8:57:00 AM
IMMIGRANTS>>>>>yes i see this deals with the same kind of experience....i also have seen this phenomenon of meliorism...Syd
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Date: 11/9/2010 3:46:00 AM
"Thoughts recollected in tranquility" what a fantastic line, may I use it? You see people, Dr. Mehta, in my job as nurse, I see people of many cultures, crippled, stressed, depressed talkers, there is one lady I recall, to every question she would shout, "as you like" I cannot remember her nationality but when she was dying they brought a shroud to put on her, she took one look at it and recovered, I just loved her although she sure was cross, thanks for commenting on my poetry~~
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Date: 10/30/2010 5:15:00 AM
DR, your poem is a good sonnet. It is great art
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Date: 5/14/2010 10:19:00 PM
Dear Dr. Ram, Congrats on your Featured POEM I have been in and out of Hospital for last 2 months I have a hard time writing now as I have no use in my right hand I appreciate YOUR many Gracious Comments I can only write for 10 minutes or so As I recover I will write more Thank-YOU for reading my work i will be reading YOURS soon I Hope ALWAYS YOUR Liege...HG
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Date: 3/26/2010 1:05:00 AM
Thank you for supporting my contest.Rgds Brian
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Date: 1/23/2010 3:57:00 PM
Great Sonnet. A definate good read.
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Date: 1/23/2010 7:51:00 AM
This is a fine piece.Ram. Meliorism? Very definitely hard to embrace in this day and age. Are you any relation to Zubin Mehta, the great conductor? Love, daver
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Date: 1/20/2010 12:01:00 PM
Many congrats on your featured poem this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 1/19/2010 8:44:00 PM
This is a wonderful piece Ram , congrats on your well deserved feature. keep writing, you are such a wonderful poet. Your poetry friend Adeleke
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Date: 1/18/2010 12:33:00 PM
Many congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James
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Date: 1/18/2010 3:32:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Ram. I hope you have many more. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol
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