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The Literary Groong

July 9, 2021





As I sip on the gift of hope

Just as the gift of love

I realize that we are destined to be with each other

Just like the ocean waves and the sand on the shore


As I sip on the gift of faith

Just as the gift of life

I realize that no matter how much we are apart

We are destined to touch each other gently

Just as the leaves on the trees and the summer breeze


As I sip on the gift of love

By looking into your eyes

I thank the universe and God Almighty

For creating devotion, a gift of beauty.


As I sip on the gift of life

Just as the gift of pomegranate wine

I realize how likely it is for the raindrop

And the flower pedal to be touching again.


As I sip on the essence of eternity

From the heavens beyond the endless skies

Just as a plane in the clouds, a boat on the sea

Just as the tires of an automobile on the paved road

Just as my shoes on the sidewalks

We might always touch each other

Yet keep on moving in our separate ways,

One of us anchored the other propelled.


Kevork K. Kalayjian


Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr. is a graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University, NYC. An auditor by profession, Kevork resides in NY and likes to paint and write. Some of his poems have been published in literary periodicals such as "Ararat", as well as The Literary Groong on and at

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