Before

Before the pinnacle of mount Everest; there was a plethora of barricades to be confronted,

Before plummeting down to the bottom of the fathomless ocean; one had to face a battalion of wild sharks,

Before winning the coveted title of wrestling champion; there was the arduous endeavor of toning a jugglery of muscle,

Before harnessing the art of devouring glass; one had to learn to incessantly consume obdurate food,

Before swimming against choppy waters of the perennial river; one had to acqurie skills of floating in the shallow pool,

Before adroitly sketching articulate forms of scenic beauty; one had to know the art of blending color,

Before reciting mesmerizing notes of melodious music; one had to aware of the cadence of sound,

Before running at swashbuckling speeds in torrential showers of rain; one had to assimilate the vigor to walk,

Before tumultuously bursting into fits of sporadic laughter; one should know how to smile,

Before constructing the grandiloquent Taj Mahal of juxtaposed brick; one must have the skill to build a compact wall,

Before driving a high powered bike through the mountain roads; it was indispensable to posses the prowess of synchronized balance,

Before sculpturing ornate statues to scented wax; one should incorporate the technique of molding clay,

Before beheading a person in war with pugnacious swishes of the scepter; one must have the profound courage to hold one,

Before gliding down the picturesque valley strapped to parachute strings; one should master the ingredients of adventure,

Before encountering the ominous panther head on; one must develop a compassion for the animate beast,

Before gulping down pints of frozen water; one should savor the taste of Luke warm milk,

Before witnessing stupendous parables of jubilation; one must trespass through the tyranny of sorrow,

Before sleeping blissfully on a mattress of silken gold; one should inevitably perspire under the blistering heat of the sun,

Before transiting to realms of uninvited old age; one must experience the exuberance of resplendent youth,

Before dancing in the aisles of passionate romance; one should thoroughly mature in responsibility,

And before the commencing the activities of each day; one must indispensably worship the deity he believes in; praying for celestial solace from the Creator.
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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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