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January contest winner

The contest winner for January is Raj. For his 2 versions of "Turning The Pages". I hope you will all join me in saluting him for fearlessly posting his poem in more than one form........stan

Turning the Pages (January Contest)

While setting the calendar on the mantle
the past fades ever so slowly
I clutch hard on memories
till they too recede like low tide
leaving behind
pebbles and shells
scattered along the shores
some smooth some frayed
like memoirs etched
on pages of my diary
to be shelved

I'm startled from a reverie, when
the wind chimes,
church bells and crickets
strike the score of do re me
at the stroke of midnight....
(Part 1 ree verse)

Looking back is history
future holds the mystery
weeks, months remain the same
keep coming again and again

Nukes may rule the roost
while peace needs a boost
everyone knows that for sure
hope this year holds some cure

Pages of my diary are craving for the ink
will it be less of grey and more of pink?
time has now come to refill my pen
with more of hope and less of pain
(Part 2 Structured Western)


Good to know this news. I liked the "fearlessly posting" in your


raj (sublime_ocean)

all know you are a great poet
here and else where
where ever you are being read

Thanks Lovedly for you compliments. However I continue to maintain that I consider myself to be an amateur and certainly on a learning curve...


raj (sublime_ocean)

We're all amateurs here. I don't know if there is even anyone out there making a living on being solely professional poets. I think even the Poet Laureates often have other work / responsibilities during their term. :)

There's nothing wrong with being life-long learners either!


Take care,

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Thanks Kelsey for your comments and envouragement...


raj (sublime_ocean)

Thanks Molly for your visit and appreciation


raj (sublime_ocean)

This is the link to your original poem.

This is the link to my reading.
Join Facebook, upload an image and I will post it there with your permission.
Madison will also post to other social media, your fame will increase exponentially.

Neopoet Managing Directors, with Richard (themoonman)

Thanks Jess for giving me an experience of listening the rich tone of your voice while you recite my poem..I am ever so grateful to you for taking the time to do this...


raj (sublime_ocean)

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