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List of and links to my poems and articles that have won recognition at writing.com
MY WINNING ITEMS



This is a list of items or entries that have won one or more of the following:
* A prize in a contest (indicated as "award winner")
*An awardicon (indicated as "awardicon winner")
* A mention in a newsletter as Editor's Choice (indicated as "Editor's pick")
* A merit badge for the writer (indicated as "merit badge winner")
* A High Rating , meaning a five star rating by at least five viewers or, its statistical equivalents: 4.5 rating from 10 viewers or more or 4 star rating from 20 viewers or more (indicated as HR)


M C Gupta
30 March 2007




A--CONTESTS, FOLDERS, BOOKS

FOLDER—INSPIRATIONAL & SPIRITUAL: Award winner—"INSPIRATIONAL & SPIRITUAL:award winner,
29 June 2003
[Inspirational and spiritual items, including those touching on fate and soul.]


BOOK: WAR POETRY: award winner—"WAR POETRY--award winner, 18 March 2005
[Poems about war in general and US war on terrorism in particular.]

FOLDER--WOMEN'S AND GENDER ISSUES: awardicon winner-- "Invalid Item, 2 April 2005
[ Poems regarding women and women's issues, often with cross-cultural perspective.]

FOLDER: POEMS ABOUT AGEING—HR, "POEMS ABOUT AGEING, 5 April 2005
[Poems about the old and ageing--their thoughts, hopes, pains and prayers.]

BOOK--FAITH, NATURE & INSPIRATIONAL—HR, "FAITH, NATURE & INSPIRATIONAL, 11 April 2005
[Inspirational, spiritual, religious and nature items, mainly poems.]
BOOK--LOVE POEMS—HR, "LOVE POEMS, 11 April 2005
[ This is one item where no description is needed!]

BOOK--BILINGUAL POETRY BOOK—HR, "BILINGUAL POETRY BOOK, 12 April 2005
[Bilingual poems: English poems with their Hindi/Urdu original, both in rhyme and meter.]

BOOK--MISCELLANEA—HR, "MISCELLANEA, 24 April 2005
[All that does not fit in or spills out of other folders or books]

CONTEST: POETRY IN RHYME AND RHYTHM CONTEST: award winner—"POETRY IN RHYME - RHYTHM CONTEST-winner,
1 October 2005
[A monthly contest for formal poetry in rhyme and meter.]


FOLDER--WOMEN'S ISSUES: awardicon winner–"WOMEN'S ISSUES 11 May 2007
[ Contains two folders and a book related to women's and gender issues.]


CONTEST--FIVE STAR POETRY CONTEST: HR—"FIVE STAR POETRY CONTEST:editor's choice, 7 September 2008
[A monthly contest to reward the best poem out of 5-star poems.]

FOLDER—SOCIAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, GENDER ISSUES: Editor's pick –"SOCIAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, GENDER ISSUES:pic, 19 September 2008
[ Items, mainly poems, on social issues]


B. INDIVIDUAL ITEMS--


2003:

FANCY OR GESTURE?—Bilingual poem--HR. "FANCY OR GESTURE?-bilingual,award winner,
13 March 2003
[Uncertainty in the lover's mind regarding real intentions of the beloved.]

A DAY WILL COME: award winner -"A DAY WILL COME: bilingual--award winner 1 April 2003
[Poem written on thirteenth day of Iraq war]

FROZEN FLAME: award winner -"FROZEN FLAME: bilingual--award winner , 21 April 2003
[Describes how Love has metamorphosed the lover/beloved--a bilingual poem]

GRACE-HR, "Invalid Item, 30 May 2003
[The sun and the moon and the stars have a message for man.]

MY WIFE-MY TEACHER--award winner "Invalid Item, 3 June 2003
[Bereaved husband reminisces about wife and thereby understands her more.]

HYPOCRISY: editor's choice—"Invalid Item, 6 June 2003
[Hypocrisy of a high- brow champion of human rights.]

SILENT VOICES: award winner "Invalid Item, 15 June 2003
[Poem describing the feelings of an old man in the home for the aged]

A TEAR'S JOURNEY: award winner--"Invalid Item, 16 June 2003
[Describes how the memory of love wells up in heart and journeys down the eyes]

LAKESIDE MEMORIES: award winner—"LAKESIDE MEMORIES: award winner , 27 June 2003
[Describes the painful memories of a girl who has lost her love.]

CALL OF THE HEART: a ghazal--HR "CALL OF THE HEART--a ghazal, 28 June 2003
[Describes the reminiscences of someone who lost his love for ever]

HASTA LUEGO--award winner "HASTA LUEGO--award winner, 29 June 2003

[Beloved bids farewell to the lover called to battlefield]

THANK GOD--awardicon winner "Invalid Item, 29 June 2003
[Describes why we should be thankful to god for all that he has given us]

HEART OF STONE: award winner--"HEART OF STONE: award winner 5 July 2003
[A soldier in Iraq speaks out his heart to the poet]

WHO AM I--SIX QUESTIONS –HR, " WHO AM I?--SIX QUESTIONS, 26 July 2003
[Answers to questions like: WHO am I? WHENCE I came? WHY I came? etc.]

A TEAR FOR A SOLDIER: award winner--"A TEAR FOR A SOLDIER: award winner, 1 August, 2003
[A soldier sacrificed his life and his beloved sacrificed her love.]

WHAT IS A GHAZAL AND HOW TO WRITE IT--HR "WHAT IS A GHAZAL AND HOW TO WRITE IT?, 7 Aug 2003
[Tells about a ghazal and how to write it, with practical examples and question-answers,]

FAILURE IN LOVE--HR, "FAILURE IN LOVE--after Goldsmith, 10 August 2003
[ A serious parody patterned on Oliver Goldsmith's poem "Woman"]

MANGO--award winner. "MANGO--award winner, 10 August 2003
[About the most famous, tasty and exotic tropical fruit, Mango.]

HOW TO ORGANIZE A CONTEST: award winner. "HOW TO ORGANIZE A CONTEST: award winner, 15 August 2003
[Lessons learnt by organising contests on writing.com]

DEW AND TEARS--award winner "DEW AND TEARS--award winner, 18 August 2003
[Tricked in love, the beloved spends the night by the window, mingling tears with dew]

I MISS YOU--award winner "I MISS YOU--award winner, 22 August 2003
[In memory of my wife who is no more.]

WHO IS GOOD OR BAD?—Editor's choice –"WHO IS GOOD OR BAD?--Editor's choice, 27 August 2003
[Futility of judging others as good or bad.]


AN ODE TO MY MOTHER--award winner "AN ODE TO MY MOTHER--award winner, 28 August 2003
[A real dream describing how the spirit of my mother dying 12000 miles away visited me]

KISSING THE TEARS--award winner "KISSING THE TEARS--award winner, 29 August 2003
[Love a woman? Kiss her tears.]

A PROSTITUTE'S CHILD: award winner---"A PROSTITUTE’S CHILD--award winner 31 August 2003
[Conversation with the child, whose mother takes to prostitution to support him].

A LIFE GONE--HR "A LIFE GONE, 5 September 2003
[The agony of a mother who has aborted her baby]

THE FIRST STONE: A ballad--award winner "THE FIRST STONE: A ballad--award winner, 6 September 2003
["He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her".]

FIRST LOVE - HR. "FIRST LOVE, 10 September 2003
[Unforgettability of the first love, which etches the heart for ever.]

AN ODE TO DEATH—"AN ODE TO DEATH, 10 September 2003
[Death brings peace and takes us to God--why be afraid of it?]

GENDER FRAUD--HR "GENDER FRAUD, 18 September 2003,
[The voice of universal womanhood--protest against unequal treatment]

I MISS SOMETHING--HR " I MISS SOMETHING, 19 September 2003
[Introspections of a husband--Men take women for granted. Reciprocation is essence of love.]

AN ODE TO THE ROSE--award winner "AN ODE TO THE ROSE—award winner, 2 October 2003,
[Rose, like the wearer of the Crown of Thorns, is revered because it bears the thorns.]

AN ODE TO PATIENCE--editor's pick "AN ODE TO PATIENCE:editor’s choice, 5 October 2003,
[Virtues of patience at various phases of life]

CUNNING TURTLE: A BALLAD---Editor's pick. "CUNNING TURTLE: A BALLAD-Editor's choice
5 October 2003
[A fun poem for children. How the turtle got his bride!]

CRAZY MEN: award winner --"CRAZY MEN: award winner, 12 Ocober 2003
[Men are prone to say that women are crazy. Here is an alternate viewpoint.]

FALLING LEAVES: a haiku--award winner. "FALLING LEAVES: a haiku--award winner 14 October 2003
[Departure of the nurtured]

DROPPED LEAVES: a haiku--award winner. "DROPPED LEAVES: a haiku--award winner, 14 October 2003
[Departure of the loved ones ]

MY DESTINY: a kyrielle--award winner. "MY DESTINY: a kyrielle--award winner, 14 October 2003
[Destiny in love]

HARVEST MOON--award winner "HARVEST MOON--award winner, 19 October 2003
[Two young hearts at the start of their journey]

NOOSE: HR " NOOSE, 21 October 2003
[Frustration of a wife when the husband has no time or thought for her and home]

I CANNOT LET IT GO: editor's choice—"I CANNOT LET IT GO: editor’s choice, 22 October 2003
[Lover still waiting for the beloved, who has broken the heart, to return.]


DIWALI, THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: a naga uta poem--Award winner.
"DIWALI, FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: award winner, 25 October 2003
[The story of Ram and the biggest Indian Hindu festival, Diwali. A Naga Uta poem.]

ASSAULT: award winner--"ASSAULT: award winner, 29 Ocober 2003
[Thoughts of a woman assaulted]

INNER PEACE: Editor’s choice—"INNER PEACE: Editor's choice, 9 November, 2003
[Describing the fury of rivers flowing into sea, which remains calm like a sage.]

VALUE OF LOVE---award winner, "VALUE OF LOVE--award winner, 13 November, 2003
[Value of one's love, realized too late.]

HESITATION--editor's choice "HESITATION--editor's choice, 15 December, 2003
[Man proposes, woman disposes--Thoughts in lover's mind after he has proposed]



2004:



AN ODE TO CRICKET--award winner--"AN ODE TO CRICKET--award winner, 24 April, 2004
[An ode to cricket [India is one of the eight countries that play test cricket]

AN ODE TO INDO-PAK CRICKET: award winner--"AN ODE TO INDO-PAK CRICKET: award winner, 24 April, 2004
[The story of Indo-Pak cricket match, 2004]

WRITER'S BLOCK--HR "WRITER’S BLOCK, 1 May, 2004
[Introspections of a writer or, rather, of his pen]

STORM--award winner "STORM--award winner, 7 May 2004
[ Love, whether we lose or win, always raises storm within]

US, DEMOCRATIC!--award winner, "US, DEMOCRATIC!—award winner , 9 May 2004
[An appeal to democratic US, defender of human rights]

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB--HR "MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB, 30 May 2004
[The frog prince story, grafted on Mary and her little lamb]

HEAVENLY COUPLE--HR "HEAVENLY COUPLE, 11 June 2004
[Husband and wife meet in heaven.]

THE VOICE WITHIN: Editor's pick—"THE VOICE WITHIN: Editor's choice, 10 August 2004
[Don't despair silence. Background noise removed, inner voice becomes audible.]

FRIENDSHIP BETRAYED-- Editor's choice. "FRIENDSHIP BETRAYED-- Editor’s choice, 27 August 2004
[Describing how I felt when someone withdrew from friendship for no apparent reason]

HUSBANDS AND DOGS--HR "HUSBANDS AND DOGS, 31 August 2004
[Do husbands lead a dog's life? How does a husband compare to a dog?]

JUDGE NOT—HR: "DON'T JUDGE OTHERS , 11 September 2004
[A plea for equality of religions and avoiding religion based war]

THANKS MOM--award winner "THANKS MOM--award winner, 15 September 2004
[What an aborted girl says to her mother!]

LITTLE BUDS--HR "LITTLE BUDS, 15 September 2004
[An ode to the innocence of children, especially the female.]

FAREWELL: a ghazal--Award Winner, "FAREWELL:a ghazal--Award Winner, 3 October 2004
[Reflections and realization after decades of worldly sojourn]

ALBATROSS-award winner, "ALBATROSS--award winner , 17 October 2004
[A conversation between the poet and the albatross of "Rime of the ancient mariner"]

DEATH AND DESTINY: a pantoum poem—Editor's pick, "DEATH & DESTINY: a pantoum-Editor's pick, 20 December 2004
[Strive on God-destined path. Being afraid of death is straying from that path.]


MERRY CHRISTMAS: a pantoum --award winner "MERRY CHRISTMAS:a pantoum —winner, December 21, 2004
[Christmas greetings!]

CHRISTMAS CALL: award winner-- "CHRISTMAS CALL: award winner, 25 December 2004
[A US soldier in Iraq remembers Christmas and his love]

MELANCHOLY: editor's choice— "MELANCHOLY: editor's choice , 28 Dec 2004
[A poem written for a friend whose fiancee had left him.]


2005

NEW YEAR WISH: a sonnet—Editor's choice, "NEW YEAR WISH: a sonnet--Editor's choice, 4 Jan 2005
[Why I don't send greetings. A sonnet where each line starts with the end word of the last.]

WHAT IS POETRY?—a sonnet--HR "WHAT IS POETRY?—a sonnet, 13 February, 2005
[Poetry is that soothes the heart.]

I WISH YOU WERE ONLY MINE: a triolet--award winner " I WISH YOU WERE ONLY MINE: a triolet—award winner, 12 March 2005, [A small, cute, 8 line French form]

WHEN THE DAY IS DONE-Award winner "WHEN THE DAY IS DONE-Award winner, 12 March 2005
[Thoughts in the evening of life, when the day is done.]


THE MORTAL DREAM: an acrostic—award winner—"THE MORTAL DREAM: acrostic—award winner, 12 March 2005
[The poet dreams that he is in the grave. And, he muses.......]

INDEPENDENCE--HR—" INDEPENDENCE, 18 March 2005
[Woman's resolve to claim her independence.]

FIVE FACES OF MARTHA: award winner ("FIVE FACES OF MARTHA: award winner, 18 March 2005
[Thoughts of the doctor, nurse, husband, insurance agent and lawyer when Martha dies]

PLEASE TAKE ME--award winner. "PLEASE TAKE ME--award winner, 22 March 2005
[A young boy beseeches a lady visiting an orphanage]

SIT IN MY LAP:award winner - "SIT IN MY LAP, 23 March 2005
[A child and his / her cat]

WATER DROP: a sonnet--award winner. "WATER DROP: a sonnet--award winner. 28 March 2005
[On the grave water scarcity in some parts of the world.]

THE SECRET OF MY POEMS: Editor's choice--"THE SECRET OF MY POEMS--Editor's choice, 29 March 2005
[How and why I write poetry]

FOLLY--a ghazal--award winner "FOLLY—a ghazal--award winner, 2 April 2005
[Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise--the happy world of fools!]

MISS FOLLY: a ghazal—Award winner, "MISS FOLLY: a ghazal—2 April 2005
[Written for a slam poetry contest.]

RECEDING LIGHT:an acrostic--award winner "RECEDING LIGHT:an acrostic--award winner, 5 April 2005
[Brilliance must not burn. Be modest and sing His praise.]

YESTERDAY'S NEWSPAPER--award winner "YESTERDAY’S NEWSPAPER--award winner, 11 April 2005
[Moral support to the yesterday's newspaper, on its feeling discarded]

SEER OF THE DEAD--award winner "SEER OF THE DEAD--award winner, 11 April 2005
[Travails of a peasant who develops psychic powers of a seer of the dead]

HAVE FAITH AND HOPE:an acrostic- winner "HAVE FAITH AND HOPE:an acrostic- winner, 19 April 2005
[Don't lament that life's glass is half empty. Have hope and faith that it will be full.]

TWO BASIC QUESTIONS--HR "TWO BASIC QUESTIONS, 21 April 2005
[Answers to: Is there a God? What is man's purpose in life?]

HOW TO WRITE AN ACROSTIC: an acrostic--Edpick—"HOW TO WRITE AN ACROSTIC-acrostic,edpick, 22 April 2005
[Do’s and don’ts & a demonstration of writing an acrostic around this title.]

THE LIVING DEAD: an acrostic-- winner "THE LIVING DEAD: an acrostic-- winner, 8 May 2005
[A cemetery is a temple of living souls.]

HUMAN MONSTERS--award winner "HUMAN MONSTERS: acrostic--award winner, 11 May 2005
[Of those in a human body, without a heart, whose soul is sold to the devil]

MOUNTAINS--award winner "MOUNTAINS--award winner, 11 May 2005
[About those lofty, serene, eternal giants!]

HE FELT THE SHADOW: acrostic--a winner "HE FELT THE SHADOW: acrostic--a winner, 17 May 2005
[Departed wife's soul visits the husband.]

HEAVEN AND HELL--award winner "HEAVEN AND HELL--award winner, 28 May 2005
[We assign ourselves to heaven or hell, as per our own deeds.]

WAR CEMETERY: award winner--"WAR CEMETERY: award winner, 30 May 2005
[At the grave of the unknown soldier]

BURIED ALIVE IN THE SHADOW-award winner "BURIED ALIVE IN THE SHADOW-award winner, 31 May 2005
[ Memories of the last moment]

DEAR ANONYMOUS: HR—"DEAR ANONYMOUS, 7 June 2005
[Pleading against sending anonymous hate reviews that are maliciously low rated.]

THE FAT LAZY BOY: award winner--"THE FAT LAZY BOY: award winner, 16 June 2005
[What happens when we eat too much and work too little--a poem without I,M and N]

I DO NOT WISH TO BE KNOWN: award winner—" I DO NOT WISH TO BE KNOWN: award winner ,
5 July 2005
[A desire to remain aloof and alone, uninvolved and unknown]

HEARTS AND SPACESHIPS: a sonnet—award winner. "HEARTS AND SPACE SHIPS: a sonnet--winner ,
8 July 2006
[Rather than launch spaceships, men should launch kindness in their hearts.]

SPOUSAL LIES: award winner--"SPOUSAL LIES: award winner, 29 Sept. 2005
[What the husband says-- to her and to himself]

HAVE FAITH IN HIM: award winner—an abcedarius. "HAVE FAITH IN HIM: winner-an abcedarius,1 October 2005
[An alphabetical poem in rhyme.]

HALLOWEEN: a sonnet (Editor’s choice)— "HALLOWEEN: a sonnet (Editor’s choice), 26 October 2005
[The departed spirits visit us on this day.]

CHRISTMAS: a cinquain--award winner--"CHRISTMAS: a cinquain--award winner, 22 December 2005
[Christmas calls for reflection, not mere jubilation]



2006


IN VAIN I LOVED AND GAVE MY HEART-winner "IN VAIN I LOVED AND GAVE MY HEART-winner, 1 February 2006
[Frustration in love]

PATRIOTISM: award winner—"PATRIOTISM--award winner , 26 February 2006
[Doubts in the mind of a veteran.]

PICK UP THE DICE: a sonnet, Award Winner—"PICK UP THE DICE: a sonnet- Award Winner, 27 February 2006
[Sitting and thinking does not take one anywhere.]


BROKEN HEART: award winner-- "BROKEN HEART--award winner. 5 March 2006
[ It may not have been broken if........... ]

A SOLDIER'S WISH: award winner--"A SOLDIER’S WISH--award winner, 7 March 2006
[A dying soldier's wish]

GENDER STRIFE: a Lune poem, award winner—"GENDER STRIFE: Lune poem- award winner, 6 April 2006
[ The battle of sexes, in five lunes.]

FROZEN FLAME: a sonnet—award winner. "FROZEN FLAME: a sonnet--award winner , 9 April 2006
[Sublimation of unrequited love.]

TEACH ME TO WHISPER: award winner— "TEACH ME TO WHISPER: award winner, 19 April 2006
[A prayer to the Lord.]

LITMUS TEST: editor's choice—"LITMUS TEST--editor's choice, 25 April 2006
[Mahatma Gandhi's litmus test.]

ADAM AND EVE: award winner--- "ADAM AND EVE: award winner, 5 May 2006
[If this world ends and Adam and Eve are born again.]

SCANSION: the basics--HR "SCANSION--the basics, 1 June 2006
[What is scansion? How and why is it done?]

WORK: award winner— "WORK: award winner, , 10 July 2006
[Too much work and no play.]

I SHED A TEAR: a sonnet-- award winner--"I SHED A TEAR: a sonnet-- award winner, 13 September 2006
[Shedding a tear for humanity]

CLOUDS OF GLOOM: award winner—"CLOUDS OF GLOOM: award winner, 13 September 2006
[When in adversity, don't be despondent. Repent your follies and the inner voice
will guide you.]

SATAN IN MY SOUL: award winner —"SATAN IN MY SOUL: award winner, 14 September 2006
[A soul marked by Satan.]

SLICE OF PAIN: award winner—"SLICE OF PAIN: award winner, 26 September 2006
[Pain and gain always remain. Let not pain cause disdain.]

I LOVE AUTUMN: an acrostic—award winner, "I LOVE AUTUMN: an acrostic— winner, 7 October 2006
[An autumn scene.]

DON'T MAKE ME A WOMAN: a sonnet--Merit badge winner. "DON’T MAKE ME A WOMAN: a sonnet. 19 October 2006
[Feelings of many women in a male dominated world.]

I THANK YOU, GOD: award winner--"I THANK YOU, GOD: award winner, 27 October 2006
[A thank you note to God in the background of today's war]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: an acrostic—award winner. "HAPPY THANKSGIVING:acrostic-winner , 29 October 2006
[Thanking God for the bounty He has given.]


CLEOPATRA: award winner—"CLEOPATRA: award winner, 11 November 2006
[The glory, power, loves and intrigues of Cleopatra—a historical perspective]

GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR: an essay-- award winner, "GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR: essay, winner,
12 November 2006
[What is the truth behind this favourite euphemism of George Bush?]

WINTER: a Malayan pantoum—award winner, "WINTER: a Malayan pantoum—winner ,17 November 2006
[The winter approaching.]

HOW TO WRITE AN ARTICLE: award winner "HOW TO WRITE AN ARTICLE: double awardee , 18 November 2006
[ Ten practical tips about how to write a good article]

THANKSGIVING: an acrostic—award winner. "THANKSGIVING: an acrostic--award winner, 20 November 2006
[Being thankful to Him--an acrostic on Thanksgiving.]

ROBIN HOOD: a sonnet—award winner—"ROBIN HOOD: a sonnet—award winner, 21 November 2006
[Why Robin Hood is remembered till today.]

A DISTANT MEMORY: award winner –"A DISTANT MEMORY--award winner, 2 December 2006
[Memories of the lost life partner.]

A SUMMER KISS: award winner—"A SUMMER KISS: award winner, 3 December 2006
[The kiss that lasted an eternity.]

CHRISTMAS MESSAGES: award winner--"CHRISTMAS MESSAGES: award winner , 6 December 2006
[The messages that Christmas brings]

ZEROING IN ON THE TRUTH: an ABCeDarius poem, award winner--"ZEROING IN ON THE TRUTH:ABCeDarius, wins. 10 December 2006
[The secret of happiness in life is to curb desire.]

AN INTERLOPER: award winner—"AN INTERLOPER: award winner, 14 December 2006
[Role of USA in the Iraq war.]


FOOLS AND ANGELS: award winner - "FOOLS RUSH WHERE.........: award winner, 14 December 2006
[Fools rush where angels fear to tread]

IMAGINARY ENEMIES: award winner-- "IMAGINARY ENEMIES: award winner 15 December 2006
[Some imagine WMD's and enemies where none exist]



2007



WITHIN MY OWN SELF: award winner - "WITHIN MY OWN SELF: award winner, 30 January 2007.
[What I found cluttered up in my mind]

WRITING POETRY: Basic guidelines--HR "WRITING POETRY--Basic guidelines, 13 February 2007
[Practical tips for writing poetry]

BLEEDING EARTH: award winner--"BLEEDING EARTH: award winner 17 February 2007
[Man ought to nurture earth as it is nurturing man, but is bleeding it instead]

A ROAD GOING NOWHERE: award winner—"A ROAD GOING NOWHERE--award winner, 28 February 2007
[A road paved with desires can't lead to contentment.]

PRESUME NOT: award winner--"PRESUME NOT: award winner 2 March 2007
[Built on Shakespeare's Famous Quote:"Presume not that I am the thing I was."]

MY POEMS: award winner--"MY POEMS--award winner 4 March 2007
[How I write my poems, or, how do they get written]

BRAIN WAVES: award winner--"BRAIN WAVES--award winner, 5 March 2007
[The brain receiving waves from outside may be a scientific reality]

DECEPTION AND LOVE: award winner--"DECEPTION AND LOVE: award winner , 5 March 2007
[Does one deceive others or oneself?]

A FLICKER OF LIGHT: a sonnet--award winner--"A FLICKER OF LIGHT:sonnet--award winner 9 March 2007
[As I grope and falter in darkness, He shows me light and holds my hand]

BLUE SKY AND DARK SHADOWS: a sonnet--award winner. "BLUE SKY AND DARK SHADOWS:sonnet— winner
9 March 2007
[Memories of the past, retained by one of the lovers]

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM: award winner-- "ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM: award winner 13 March 2007
[The poet's dream of a peaceful world]

A SONG I ONCE SANG: a sonnet--Award winner. "A SONG I ONCE SANG:sonnet—Winner, 22 March 2007
[A song sung once, that can't be sung again]

AN ODE TO MUSIC: award winner--"AN ODE TO MUSIC: award winner, 26 March 2007
[Nature's music is its eternal language, scripted in the calmness of the mind]

THE INDIAN REVOLUTION: award winner--"THE INDIAN REVOLUTION: award winner, 26 March 2007
[How India won its freedom]

QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY: award winner--"QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY: award winner, 27 March 2007
[Immortality of man, though not his physical body, may be achieved this century]

MOVE ON %uF04A: award winner-"MOVE ON:)--Award Winner , 30 March 2007
[Move on in life and enjoy. Don't fret about avoidable problems and issues].

OH, WHAT SHALL I DO WITH MY HEART?--award winner: "OH, WHAT SHALL I DO WITH MY HEART-winner, 31 March 2007
[Feelings in the aftermath of heartbreak]

I HAVE BECOME THE DEATH NOW:award winner--"I HAVE BECOME THE DEATH NOW:award winner, 3 April 2007
[The effect of the nuclear bomb, recounted by Oppenheimer, quoting Gita]

AN ODE TO LAUGHTER: a sonnet--award winner. "AN ODE TO LAUGHTER: a sonnet--winner, 3 April 2007
[There is much to laughter. There is scientific proof that it peps both mind and body.]

COLOUR BLINDNESS: award winner--"COLOUR BLINDNESS--award winner 3 April 2007
[The unseen suffering of a colour blind person]

THEN THERE WAS NOTHING: award winner--"THEN THERE WAS NOTHING--award winner, 3 April 2007
[The unknown love]

REAWAKENING NATURE: an acrostic--award winner, "REAWAKENING NATURE: an acrostic--winner, 5 April 2007 [An acrostic built on the words: REAWAKENING NATURE]

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES: a sonnet--award winner. "CHILDHOOD MEMORIES: sonnet--Award Winner, 7 April 2007
[A bizarre memory of my early school days]

ANCIENT WISDOM: editor's choice —"ANCIENT WISDOM: editor's choice, 13 April 2008
[Two aspects of nature.]

TIME KNOWS: award winner--"TIME KNOWS: award winner, 19 April 2007
[It is Time that determines fate. But, does Time rule the heart as well?]

SHACKLES OF LOVE: award winner--"SHACKLES OF LOVE: award winner, 22 April 2007
[Self-inflicted bonds of love]

BIRTHDAY THOUGHTS: a sonnet--award winner. "BIRTHDAY THOUGHTS: a sonnet-award winner, 6 May 2007
[A birthday does not bring much of a cheer to an old man.]

I SURRENDER TO YOU: award winner--"I SURRENDER TO YOU: Award Winner, 8 May 2007
[Surrender to Him and He will save you.]

OF MOTHERS: award winner---"OF MOTHERS: award winner, 17 May 2007
[Mother God, Mother Earth, other mothers--all are ignored by ungrateful man].

THE COLOURS OF SILENCE: award winner--"THE COLOURS OF SILENCE,17 May 2007
[Silence is not mere non-uttering of words.]

MEMORIES: award winner--"MEMORIES--award winner, 19 May 2007
[We can't help past memories of love held back. Yet, we can take better care of the present.]

MY FAVOURITE TOY: award winner-- "MY FAVOURITE TOY--award winner, 23 May 2007
[A toy, which has made me its own toy.]

BODY AND SOUL: editor's choice--- "BODY AND SOUL--editor's choice, 24 May 2007
[I am the Soul. My body is my gift. The path to salvation lies in doing good deeds through my body.]

TELEPORTATION: award winner --"TELEPORTATION--award winner, 25 May 2007
[Possible consequences of teleportation--pleasant as well as unpleasant!]

SUMMERS AND WINTERS: a sonnet--award winner, "SUMMERS AND WINTERS: a sonnet---winner, 25 May 2007
[Winters in the winter of life are harder than in the summer.]

LIVE EACH DAY: a sonnet--award winner. "LIVE EACH DAY: a sonnet--award winner, 4 June 2007
[Begin each day afresh, with new hope and faith]

THE SAINTLY MIND: a chronos--award winner. "THE SAINTLY MIND:a chronos--award winner, 6 June 2007
[What should the mind of a saint be like?]

THE NEST: a haiku--award winner. "THE NEST: a haiku--award winner, 10 June 2007
[Parents should build the home and nurture the children, but not hold on to them.]

EMPTY MASK: a sonnet—HR"EMPTY MASK: a sonnet, 23 June 2007
[All of us wear a mask all the time. Why not discard it?]

A MEDICAL DATE: award winner-"A MEDICAL DATE: award winner, 15 July 2007
[A blind date gone awry.]

MY LIFE EVENTS: award winner--"MY LIFE EVENTS: award winner, 24 July 2007
[The ups and downs in my life]

FLYING MACHINES: award winner-- "FLYING MACHINES: award winner, 1 August 2007
[Solo flights against air currents.]

SWEET SIXTEEN: award winner--"SWEET SIXTEEN, 3 August 2007
[Who knows who will marry her?]

LOUDER THAN A SCREAM: an acrostic--award winner. "LOUDER THAN A SCREAM: acrostic--winner, 3 August 2007 [Complexities of love]

JESUS, HAVE MERCY--Award winner. "JESUS, HAVE MERCY: award winner, 13 October 2007
[Let there be one God, unrivalled, equally for all, not owned by a select few]

LOVE AND HEARTACHE-- award winner. "LOVE AND HEARTACHE--award winner, 31 October 2007
[Without love, what use is heart? Without heartache, what use is love?]

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS LOVE: award winner and Editor's choice, "I DON’T KNOW IF IT IS LOVE:biling winner, 4 November 2007
[A lover's doubts.]

GOOD INTENTIONS: award winner "GOOD INTENTIONS: award winner, 9 November 2007
[Which is better-- Healthy body? Calm mind? Good intentions? Good deeds?]

THE ROAD OF LIFE: a sonnet--Editor's choice. "THE ROAD OF LIFE: a sonnet—Editor’s pick, 10 November 2007
[The road of life must be traversed, though hard it be.]

TEN DOs and DON'Ts IN POETRY-WRITING: award winner--"POETRY WRITING- DO, DON’Ts: winner, 10 November 2007
[Ten tips about what to do or not to do while writing poetry.]

NO TEARS LEFT: award winner-- "NO TEARS LEFT: award winner, 1 December 2007
[An orphan's tears]

FALL TRANSITIONING TO WINTER: an acrostic(HR)—"FALL TRANSITIONING TO WINTER: acrostic , 2 December 2007
[The slow march of winter, and, Christmas.]

I AM OF NO USE: award winner-- "I AM OF NO USE--award winner, 3 December 2007
[Thoughts of one who has seen abuse.]

REFLECTIONS: award winner---"REFLECTIONS: award winner, 4 December 2007
[Reflections of various types]

DECEPTION: award winner--"DECEPTION, 10 December 2007
[The hold of religion on man]

I WOULD WAIT FOR YOU--award winner. "I WOULD WAIT FOR YOU--award winner, 15 December 2007
[Waiting for a soldier]

HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES: an acrostic--award winner. "HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES: acrostic--winner,18 December 2007
[Wishes for a happy New Year abound. Do they help?]


2008



RECOVERY: award winner--"RECOVERY: award winner, 2 January 2008
[Recovery from the wounds of love.]

AN EMPTY SCREEN: award winner--"AN EMPTY SCREEN: award winner, 10 February 2008
[The secrets of a beautiful face.]

I KEEP MY TEARS: editor's choice--"I KEEP TEARS: editor's choice, twice, 16 February 2008
[My tears, my possessions, are for me, in my heart.]

IMPRISONED HEART: Boonstra Brain Function Form--Award winner. "IMPRISONED HEART: Boonstra brain--Winner, 16 February 2008
[When mind and body are restricted, heart can't have joy.]

TAKE ME TO TOMORROW: award winner--"TAKE ME TO TOMORROW: award winner, 21 February 2008
[Foget the past. Live each day as it comes. Be hopeful.]

THE DOG, THE FROG AND THE THIEF: a sonnet--award winner. "THE DOG, FROG AND THIEF:a sonnet--winner, 28 February 2008
[A funny sonnet for children.]

HAIKU OF HUNGER: award winner --"HAIKU OF HUNGER: award winner, 28 February 2008
[A hungry man's dream]

ONLY WORDS: award winner--"ONLY WORDS: award winner , 5 March 2008
[Words from heart go to the heart.]

DARKEST NIGHT: a sonnet—award winner. "DARKEST NIGHT: a sonnet--award winner , 8 March 2008
[Thoughts about the night of death.]

I REMEMBER WHEN.....award winner--"I REMEMBER WHEN…..--award winner, 9 March 2008
[When there was less "progress" and less pollution.]

WANT AND HAPPINESS: haiku-- award winner."WANT AND HAPPINESS: haikus--award winner, 14 March 2008
[Wants tend to increase. Happiness comes when want goes.]

WHEN LOVELY WOMAN..... award winner-- "WHEN LOVELY WOMAN: 26 word poem-- winner, 20 March 2008
[Things have changed compared to Oliver Goldsmith's times]

GETTING OLDER BY THE MINUTE: award winner-- "GETTING OLDER BY THE MINUTE:award winner , 23 March 2008
[As I get older, I wait for His call, walking His path.]

SPOUSES AND DOGS: award winner -- "SPOUSES AND DOGS , 8 April 2008
[The difference between a spouse and a dog.]

ANCIENT WISDOM: editor's pick-"ANCIENT WISDOM: editor's choice, 13 April 2008
[Two aspects of nature.]

DREAMING OF YOU: award winner-- "DREAMING OF YOU--award winner, 10 May 2008
[Sweet, but empty, dreams.]

ROSES AND THORNS: a haiku—award winner. "ROSES AND THORNS:haiku-award winner, 15 May 2008
[The pain of love is remembered better through thorns than roses.]

FADED ROSE--award winner, "FADED ROSE--award winner, 16 May 2008
[Roses fade. Memories don't.]

DIVINITY AND DIGNITY: haikus—award winner. "DIVINITY AND DIGNITY: haikus, 17 May 2008
[Haikus of divinity.]

SAND IN MY HANDS: award winner --"SAND IN MY HANDS--award winner, 3 June 2008
[The slipping sand.]

LIFE IS NOT DARK: a sonnet—Editor's choice, "LIFE IS NOT DARK: a sonnet--Editor's pic, 7 June 2008
[Don't despair, have a heart. Aft tonight, new day will start.]

AN UNSUNG HERO: award winner---"AN UNSUNG HERO--award winner, 14 June 2008
[A tribute to the unsung heroes, whose sweat propels the country forward.]

I MUST BE DREAMING: award winner --"I MUST BE DREAMING--award winner , 11 July 2008
[Dreams shattered.]

KISS THE DAMSEL: award winner—"KISS THE DAMSEL, 12 July 2008
[An invocation for the soldiers' march.]

MOTHER EARTH: double winner—"MOTHER EARTH--double winner, 17 July 2008
[Mother Earth's reproach to man.]

FROZEN TEAR—HR--"FROZEN TEAR, 25 July 2008
[A tear frozen in memory forever.]

THE CYCLE OF LIFE: haikus, award winner-- "THE CYCLE OF LIFE: haikus--award winner , 25 July 2008
[Three life phases, in three haikus.]

A WRITER'S APPRECIATION: Editor's choice—"A WRITER'S APPRECIATION: Editor's choice , 25 July 2008
[It is more important for a writer to be read than to be praised.]

EMOTIONS AND TEARS: haikus—award winner. "EMOTIONS AND TEARS: haikus--award winner , 26 July 2008
[Tears deserve respect. They reflect emotions.]

WHAT ARE RHYME AND SYLLABLE PATTERNS? Ed-pick —"RHYME AND SYLLABLE PATTERNS--ed-pick , 28 July 2008
[An article written to answer a query posed by a participant in my context.]

FRIENDS LIKE YOU: award winner. "FRIENDS LIKE YOU--award winner, 1 August 2008
[Enemies are sometimes more straightforward than friends.]

REASON WHY I SING: award winner—"REASON WHY I SING--award winner , 5 August 2008
[I sing to heal my soul, trying to become whole.]

SHADOWS OF DARKNESS: award winner--"SHADOWS OF DARKNESS--award winner , 7 August 2008
[When life is dark, He shows the light.]

THE SEVEN SINS: award winner—"THE SEVEN SINS--award winner , 7 August 2008
[Advice to damsels, so as not to alienate their spouses or boyfriends.]

WHEN THE PATH IS LOST: haiku—Award winner. "WHEN THE PATH IS LOST: haikus--Ed-pick,
15 August 2008
[When it's dark, look inward; you will be taken forward.]

ALWAYS DREAMING OF YOU: award winner—"ALWAYS DREAMING OF YOU--award winner, 15 August 2008
[Dreams that remain but dreams.]

NEVER SAY DIE: award winner—"NEVER SAY DIE: award winner , 17 August 2008
[In face of adversities, keep the head high; never say die.]


SUMMER HAIKU: award winner—"SUMMER HAIKU: award winner , 20 August 2008
[Winter gone, summer is here, and along with it comes cheer.]

DREAMER'S WEB: a sonnet—award winner. "DREAMER’S WEB: a sonnet , 31 August 2008
[The poet, the eternal dreamer dreams, though bleak the future seems.]

A STUDENT PICKS A GUN: a sonnet—Editor's pick, "A STUDENT PICKS A GUN: a sonnet--Ed-pick , 5 September 2008
[About the increasing incidences of campus shootings in USA.]

FIVE STAR POETRY CONTEST: editor's choice—"FIVE STAR POETRY CONTEST:editor's choice, 7 September 2008
[A monthly contest to reward the best poem out of 5-star poems.]

THOUGH ALL MAY SEEM LOST: haikus—award winner—"THOUGH ALL MAY SEEM LOST: haikus--winner ,
15 September 2008
[Don't lose courage and faith. Things will change.]

EMPTY FRAME: award winner—"EMPTY FRAME--award winner , 19 September 2008
[An empty frame. In a picture gallery? In the world gallery?-- The body, too, is a frame].

PLEASE TELL ME MY FAULT: award winner—"PLEASE TELL ME MY FAULT--award winner , 19 September 2008
[You must read it yourself to picture the situation.]

THE POOR GRANDMOTHER: a sestina—award winner. "THE POOR GRANDMOTHER: a sestina--winner,
7 October 2008
[The poor old grandmother in a cold, rain-beaten house, lulling the child to sleep.]

WISHING FOR DEATH: award winner—"WISHING FOR DEATH--award winner , 12 October 2008
[An old man feels it is no more worthwhile to live.]

UNPAINTED POT: award winner—"UNPAINTED POT--award winner , 23 October 2008
[A supplication to God. I am what you made. I strive on the road you gave me.]

WHY GRIEVE MY LOVE?—Award winner. "WHY GRIEVE MY LOVE?--award winner, 13 November 2008
[Departing words of the wife on her death bed.]

THE MOUNTAIN ROAD:award winner—"THE MOUNTAIN ROAD: award winner, 26 November 2008
[Which road to choose? The one up the mountain or the one down to sea?]


FOR FREEDOM'S SAKE: award winner—"FOR FREEDOM’S SAKE , 30 November 2008
[Some of the sacrifices that a soldier makes.]

AVENGING THE TWIN TOWERS: award winner —"AVENGING THE TWIN TOWERS--award winner , 8 December 2008
[Seven years after 9/11, 35000 US troops brave the mountain snow in Afghanistan.]


2009


INTO THE NIGHT I WANDER: award winner—"INTO THE NIGHT I WANDER--award winner, 21 January 2009
[The corporeal sojourn over, the spiritual starts.]

WHAT FIRE CAN WARM A HEART: a sonnet—award winner. "WHAT FIRE CAN WARM A HEART:sonnet-winner, 20 February 2009
[One must not be daunted by adversity. Both joys and sorrows are a part of life.]

WHEN I LOST YOU—HR--"WHEN I LOST YOU, 11 March 2009
[When I lost you, I lost myself.]

DON'T WITHHOLD LOVE: an Ae Freislighe— award winner. "DON’T WITHHOLD LOVE: award winner; ,
14 March 2009
[Let love flow, uninhibited.]

AS WATER FALLS: award winner—"AS WATER FALLS-- award winner, 16 March 2009
[Rocks can be melted by water.]

SHADOWS: a sonnet --award winner. "SHADOWS: a sonnet--award winner , 29 March 2009
[Shadows of gloom, haunted by memories.]

AS I SILENTLY MOAN: award winner—"AS I SILENTLY MOAN: award winner, 6 April 2009
[Dreading the lonely night.]

SONNET AND GHAZAL CONTEST: editor's pick—"SONNET AND GHAZAL CONTEST: Closed, 11 April 2009
[A monthly contest for ghazals and Shakespearean sonnets.]


THE VILLAGE FARMER: award winner—"THE VILLAGE FARMER: award winner, 13 July 2009
[A village farmer imbibes wisdom and sixth sense from nature.]

VACATION: an acrostic—winner-– "VACATION: an acrostic--winner, 20 June 2009
[Vacation: when and where?]

TIME MARCHES ON: a sonnet—Editor's choice. "TIME MARCHES ON: a sonnet--Editor's pick, 22 July 2009
[Time never stops. Don't regret the lost moments. Move with time.]

LORDLY POSTURES: HR – "LORDLY POSTURES , 18 August 2009
[Some people, or nations, believe they are way above others.]

LET THE DOGS KEEP ON BARKING: editor's pick -–"LET THE DOGS KEEP ON BARKING: ed's pick , 22 August 2009
[The caravan goes on.............]

ABOUT HINDUISM : Editor's choice– "ABOUT HINDUISM: editor's choice , 26 August 2009
[Some questions and answers about the nature of Hindu religion.]

THANKSGIVING WISHES: award winner—"THANKSGIVING WISHES: award winner, 17 November 2009
[Wishes sent to a friend on the occasion of Thanksgiving.]

HINDUSTAN: an acrostic—award winner—"HINDUSTAN: an acrostic--award winner, 17 November 2009
[Rise of India or Hindustan is truly a historical event.]

WHERE AM I? —award winner: "WHERE AM I? , 18 November 2009
[The experience of death, being transported to a different world.]

SUN'S TRAVAILS: award winner—"SUN’S TRAVAILS: award winner, 17 December 2009
[The daily journey of the sun.]



2010


FREEDOM: award winner—--"FREEDOM: award winner, 19 January 2010
['Freedom for self and subjugation for others' is a dirty game.]

THE MESSAGE OF LEAVES--HR--"THE MESSAGE OF LEAVES, 20 January 2010
[The leaves fall and rise again, thereby giving a message to man.]

O, SWEET DREAMS!-- Archimedes Pi Form: award winner —--"SWEET DREAMS: Archimedes Pi Form- winner, 20 January 2010
[As a maiden sleeps!]

IF YOU BE MY VALENTINE: award winner--"IF YOU BE MY VALENTINE: award winner, 5 February 2010
[Valentine day promises.]

THREE MONTHS IN THE USA: HR –"SEVEN MONTHS IN THE USA , 27 February 2010
[Experiences and thoughts over a 3 month stay in the USA.]

A POET’S LIFE: editor’s pick—"A POET’S LIFE: editor's choice, 8 July 2010
[A poet’s mind is marked by constant background activity.]


2012

WHEN I AM GONE: A sonnet--Winner—"WHEN I AM GONE: A sonnet--Winner, 4 September 2012
[How others would remember me when I am gone.]

GLOBAL WARMING: An Octet--Winner—"GLOBAL WARMING: An Octet--Winner, 4 September 2012
[The main cause of global warming is excessive burning of fossil fuels.]

BROKEN SAILS--A sonnet: Winner—"BROKEN SAILS: A sonnet-- Winner, 6 September 2012
[We realise our mistakes when it is too late.]


C. ENTRIES IN BOOKS



FRIENDSHIP v. RELATIONSHIP: genre definitions--award winner
"FRIENDSHIP v. RELATIONSHIP: genre definitionsaward winner

SERVING YOU: an acrostic--award winner.
"SERVING YOU: an acrostic 20 December 2005
[Those who care for Him need not care too much for the world]

SHATTERED GLASS: an acrostic— Award winner. "SHATTERED GLASS: an acrostic--Award Winner
in Miscellanea 963917, 8 January 2006


IT MUST STALL: an etheree—Award winner —"IT MUST STALL: an etheree--Award winner in Miscellanea 963917, 8 March 2006
[My slow death must stall.]

DOOR OF DEATH: a Kyrielle Sonnet-- award winner
"DOOR OF DEATH: a Kyrielle Sonnet-- award winner


LOST DAYS: an acrostic--award winner
"LOST DAYS: an acrostic--award winner

I'M A PORCELAIN TEACUP: award winner
"IM A PORCELAIN TEACUP: award winner

READER'S BLOCK: award winner, 10 January 2007
"READERS BLOCK: award winner



M C Gupta
30 March 2007


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