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Nebulous

Her thoughts defied all rationale,
abraded all emotions,
peeling every layer of my stealth
inch by inch
and though I tried to hide
in the nebulous cloud of disguise
but her one memory was enough
to bring me out open and naked
exposing my soul
to the vulnerability called love

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Bodacious

Your bodacious charms
can melt any heart,
and mend any soul
and can make the dead resurrect

and I am smiling away,
for I know
everyone ounce of that smile
drifting from your eyes
is for me

for I am yours
and you are mine

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Scree

On your journey to the peak
screes are given,
the walk is precarious,
never mean to be easy,
there will be falls,
some down from the cliff
into an abyss,
there will be hopelessness,
dark tunnels,
endless nights
but if you keep the focus
and the hope alive
success can’t defy you

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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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