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Unfazed

"Be unfazed before obstacles. Though there are crushing walls and boundaries, set no limit, but walk-through” By Poet
on a sea strand, have you watched empty shells mercilessly tossed from sea to shore and from shore to sea? often I shrink and reduce to such a shell, with jagged and broken edges, colorless and empty among many castaways, I lie half buried under the sand waiting for some wave to wash me away. how tedious is my voyage shuttling from father to mother and from mother to father unable to openly confess who weighs more on the balance of preference through how many alleys and by ways I have wandered, questioning my identity! am I a puffer fish, being toxic the fisher men have discarded? or a jarring note in a discordant symphony? I wonder! I often ask myself! destined to grow in mercurial climes, planted in arid shallow soil with the tap root trimmed, branches pruned, and growth denied, I, a stunted bonsai! still I dream to be a towering tree, that in profusion gives fruits and shade a midget aspiring to be a Goliath a hollow reed, longing at once to be the singer and the song! ______________________________________ November.7.2022 2022 Marathon Mile.26. Poetry Contest Sponsor- Mark Toney ~Placed Second~ Unburden a ‘U’ Word Poetry Contest Sponsor – Constance La France

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Date: 1/21/2023 2:19:00 PM
I love your poem! I'm late--thought I had commented. "jarring note in a discordant symphony"; "longing at once to be the singer and the song." On and on the beauty is found. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/22/2022 2:14:00 PM
Dearest Valsa, I was so positive I commented on this magnificent write! The ether nebbish strikes again! This is so wonderful filled with striking images and a wonderful developed metaphor of the shell tossed on the shore, the stunted tress with dreams and the unwanted puffer fish. It is well deserving of a win and I am so glad to see it on the winners list sweet friend. Sending you blessings so you will know how cherished you are!
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Date: 11/15/2022 7:28:00 AM
Back with congratulations on this great winner in Constance's contest. Way to go. Sara
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Date: 11/14/2022 6:20:00 AM
Valsa, a wonderful poem and I love your quote. Congratulations on your win in my Writing Challenge - Unburden- A ''U'' Word, well done! I hope you will enter my new contest, Writing Challenge "V" Forms with quote inspirations and themes.
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Valsa George
Date: 11/15/2022 8:33:00 AM
Thanks a lot dear Constance. I feel so delighted over my placement ! Hope to enter your new contest also! Stay Blessed !
Date: 11/7/2022 7:52:00 PM
Really enjoy your muse at work, Valsa, pondering all the possibilities, from A to Z. Superb write! ~ Gershon
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 9:37:00 PM
Thanks a lot Gershon. Your encouraging words are much appreciated !
Date: 11/7/2022 2:33:00 PM
Gosh you went all out for your U theme. Superb writing, Valsa
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 7:36:00 PM
This acknowledgement from a great poet is much appreciated. Thanks dear Andrea ....
Date: 11/7/2022 12:10:00 PM
Excellent question, you ask Valsa. At times all thoughtful people question the difference between what they think they should be and what they apparently are. Many times we look very different to other people than we look to ourselves. Others may see us as tall, strong oaks even when we struggle. It may be that what is important is more about how we use what we have than what we have or how much we have. A thought provoking poem, my friend. Helps us think. Blessings, Bill
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 7:34:00 PM
Quite true Bill. The persons we see outside may not be the ones inside. People put on masks that what we see is only a facade. The inner struggles may not be manifested outside. Thank you Bill for your insightful comment
Date: 11/7/2022 6:42:00 AM
Very powerful work you have penned in this contest entry. Reads like a good contender to me for the contest. Way to go. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 7:29:00 PM
Thank you dear Sara for your kind observations and comment ! Blessings !
Date: 11/7/2022 5:46:00 AM
Highly metaphoric and introspective write, Valsa. Much to gleam from the discourse on life and emotions you convey in this poem.
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 7:28:00 PM
Thanks a lot dear Vijay !
Date: 11/7/2022 5:24:00 AM
Well written Valsa a line full of knowledge, and throughout the poem, you make excellent use of metaphors. The truth is that it would be extraordinarily challenging for us to be both a performer and melody.
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 7:27:00 PM
Thanks a lot dear friend for the encouragement you have been giving !
Date: 11/7/2022 1:10:00 AM
Incredible use of metaphor in this poem. Truth is we would find it difficult to be a singer and a song. Well written dear Valsa.
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 3:29:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed my poem and thanks a lot for your uplifting comment.
Date: 11/6/2022 11:27:00 PM
We should always confront our fears head on, never giving up.. Well written Valsa a verse of wisdom. Tom
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 3:28:00 AM
Quite true dear friend ! Running away from harsh facts is never a solution but facing them with courage can bring something positive,. Thanks a lot Tom...
Date: 11/6/2022 9:12:00 PM
Location! Location! Location! Aloha!
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Date: 11/8/2022 8:43:00 AM
In any instant sports replay, from one angle it may appear a player scored whereas another angle may clearly establish the player did NOT score, so location may make a huge difference . . . Aloha!
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Valsa George
Date: 11/7/2022 3:26:00 AM
Sorry, I didn't get it.... ! Am I a dull head?