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Ode To Adversity

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Daughter of Heav'n, relentless pow'r,
Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge, and tort'ring hour,
The bad affright, afflict the best!
Bound in thy adamantine chain,
The proud are taught to taste of pain,
And purple tyrants vainly groan
With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone.

When first thy sire to send on earth

Virtue, his darling child, design'd,
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 December 2019

Wisdom, in sable garb array'd, Immers'd in rapt'rous thought profound, And melancholy, silent maid, With leaden eye that loves the ground, //// superb and profound writings

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Kingsley Egbukole 14 December 2019

A beautiful piece. Well articulated.

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Edward Kofi Louis 14 December 2019

Rigid lore! ! The taste of pain! Dispair! ! ! ! Ghastly poverty; Chain of life, The cry! ! ! No gain. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Aniruddha Pathak 14 December 2019

These lines enhance the beauty: 'Thy form benign, propitious, wear, 'Thy milder influence impart; ... To soften, not to wound my heart. The gen'rous spark extinct revive: Perhaps too much use of ellipsis (not words here, but vowels) could have been avoided.

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Chinedu Dike 22 October 2019

Well conceived and nicely articulated in verse with rhythmic splendour. An insightful work of art.

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Susan Williams 10 November 2015

These are my favorite lines: To soften, not to wound my heart. The gen'rous spark extinct revive: Teach me to love, and to forgive;

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Seema Jayaraman 10 November 2015

Nothing like adversity to bring out the best in oneself..lovely ode, intense with so many hidden insights and meanings. Must re-read and read. thanks for sharing.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 November 2015

An ode to adversity! An extra ordinary write. Enjoyed comprehending the perspective of the poet. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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Hans Vr 10 November 2015

Adversity let us appreciate more the peace, gives us wonderful lessons in humility. But I would not adore it like this in an ode, for if we remain focused on the good, the universe tends to works with us and adversity sometimes remains at bay for long.

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Rahman Henry 10 November 2015

’’Teach me to love, and to forgive; Exact my own defects to scan; What others are to feel; and know myself a man. ’’....

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