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Yesteryear Yore – Poem

Use your past like sail wind,
lessons to navigate you
helping you to surge forward,
and to become prudent and cautious
avoiding the mistakes made in haste

Not as an anchor to rest your boat
on some past yore

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Exhort

The success didn’t come to her in a day,
and you are envious of her smile today
but you fail to see
the forbearance of many sleepless nights the falls,
the stumbles,
the failures,
the disappointments,
you ignore to see them behind that glory
and assume success come to her in a whiff
and with such precarious assumption
you rest on your heels
giving a pass to exhort
and wait for success to arrive
on a golden chariot
and blame the universe for being unfair
and ​God for injustice

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What My Parents Taught

The character I display,
the candor I swear by,
managing competing schedule,
prioritizing work,
the attitude I show,
the aptitude I display,
my adaptable stance,
the rooting to the ground,
the focus on work,
all such traits and many more
I proudly wear as a ​badge,
for the austerer environment that my folks created
helped chiseled my character
and made me who am I today

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