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1 Million Gods

When I was in office; I felt as if somebody was trying to wring my neck each second; pummeling me down forcefully towards the ground,
While when I stepped outside; people seemed so pleasant; and the majestic rays of the Sun left me open mouthed in a spell bound stupor.

When I was in office; I felt as if I was being whipped in each corner of my skin; with barbaric belts of commercialism,
While when I stepped outside; the roads on which pedestrians walked seemed like golden honey; and the chirping of vivacious birds; put my mind to an eternal rest.

When I was in office; the air around me felt overwhelmingly heavy; with the appalling sight of check books and paper; putting me in a state of perpetual gloom,
While when I stepped outside; the scent of the mesmerizing rose tickled me voraciously; casting over my dreary senses a spell of surreal enchantment.

When I was in office; the ambience seemed so nonchalant and dull; despite the most glorious of lights flashing around,
While when I stepped outside; I had the time of my life; with the creamy moonlight; playing hide 'n' seek with my eyes.

When I was in office; the steps heading to my cabin; seemed more taller than the Himalayas; with me having to make Herculean efforts to clamber the same,
While when I stepped outside; I had a desire to run every moment; and my legs bounced relentlessly even in the middle of the night.

When I was in office; my reflection in the mirrors appeared as of a ghost; with my facial contours gruesomely distorted and twisted,
While when I stepped outside; I could sight my face in every eye; and the color of my cheeks metamorphosed from pallid and fragile; to as blazing as the flaming Sun.

When I was in office; the food served seemed to be harder than stone; with the disdainful voice of my boss; the bombastic wisps of smoke emanating from his cigar; annihilating the slightest of my desire to eat,
While when I stepped outside; I felt fresh pangs of hunger reverberate in my stomach; and tore through the slices of scarlet apple in my dish; with renewed energy and gusto.

When I was in office; the desire to love in my body died a stifled and miserable death; with telephone calls from clients all day; driving me beyond the threshold of frustration,
While when I stepped outside; I mischievously flirted with every girl I encountered on the street; and in the end found myself lost in the breath of my beloved; and the softness of her caress putting me off to blissful sleep.

When I was in office; thoughts incorrigibly refrained to enter my mind; with the same monotonous figures of profit and loss stabbing me perniciously from all sides,
While when I stepped outside; there was a deluge of fantasy in my brain; and the most beautiful sights on this planet stimulated me beyond the point of no control.

And when I was in office; every individual seemed like a diabolical devil; with perceptions of him slaining me augmenting every minute,
While when I steeped outside; each entity I laid my eyes upon; seemed innocent and lovable; seemed passionate and romantic; infact to candidly convey it; seemed like 1 million Gods.
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Submitted by nikhilparekh on September 27, 2019

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Nikhil Parekh

Nikhil Parekh , ( born August 27 ; 1977 ) from Ahmedabad , India - is a Love Poet and 10 time National Record holder for his Poetry with the Limca Book of Records India , which is India's Best Book of Records , also Ranked 2nd in the World officially to Guinness Book of World Records . He is an author of - ' LONGEST BOOK written by a mortal - COLLECTED POETRY ' , which has a Print Length of 5254 pages on the Amazon Kindle . The Poet's style of Poetry / literature is unique and has never ever been written before or experimented on the mortal planet by any mortal . Though his Poetry / literature is normal and natural . 10 Different National Records held by Parekh with the Limca Book of Records India are for - (1) Being the First Indian Poet to be published / featured in McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme which is the World's Number 1 English Rhyming Dictionary - for his poem: Come Lets Embrace our New Religion (2) Being the First Indian Poet to have won Poet of the Year Award at the Canadian Federation of Poets which is Canada's National Poetry Body endorsed by Governor General of Canada (3) Being the First Indian Poet to be published in a Commonwealth Newsletter for his poem on AIDS which is 'Aids doesn't kill. Your Attitude kills (4) Being the First Indian Poet to win an EPPIE award for best poetry e-book (5) Writing the most number of letters to and receiving the most number of replies from World Leaders and World Organizations (6) Being the First Indian Poet to be Goodwill Ambassador to the International Goodwill Treaty for World Peace - GoodwillTreaty.org (7) Being the First Indian Poet whose Poems have been made into Films at Youtube.com - The World's largest video sharing website (8) Being the 1st Indian Poet to be featured for his Poetry Book - 'Love versus Terrorism- Poems on Anti Terror, Peace' , at Wattpad.com - The World's most popular ebook community and largest website for reading books on mobile phones (9) Being the first Indian Poet whose video reciting a Poem on Nelson Mandela , has been placed at the official website of the Government of South Africa (10) Having authored LONGEST BOOK written by a mortal - COLLECTED POETRY - which is of Print Length 5254 pages and currently has approximately 1.15 million words , financially selling in the Amazon.com Kindle Store United States at - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003Y8XLKQ . The Indian Poet has written thousands of varied poems on - God , Peace , Love , Anti Terrorism , Friendship , Life , Death , Environment, Wildlife , Mother , Father , Children , Parenthood , Humanity , Social Cause , Women empowerment , Poverty , Lovers , Brotherhood . His Books and Poems have had millions of viewers and downloads on the Internet . Parekh is an author of 47 varied Books which include - 1 God ( volume 1 to volume 4 ) , The Womb ( volume 1 to volume 2 ) , Love Versus Terrorism ( Part 1 to Part 2 ) , You die; I die - Love Poems ( Part 1 to Part 16 ) , Life = Death ( volume 1 to volume 10 ), The Power of Black ( volume 1 to volume 2 ) , If you cut a tree; you cut your own mother , Hide and Seek ( part 1 to part 8 ) , Longest Poem written by Nikhil Parekh - Only as Life . These Books comprise of nearly a 7000 pages of his Poetry in their entirety . The Poet's Poetry has had the patronization of several versatile World Leaders including the Queen of England . Visit http://nikhilparekh.net ; the webpage . more…

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