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Art and Poetry: The Palace I Built

Updated on November 12, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

The Palace I Built


The palace I built is now complete

Taken me years it’s no mean feat

Built it through rain and the searing heat

A place for a heart and soul to meet


The palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



Bricks and sticks of love and hope

Proud and grand on the mountain slope

Flags fly high from its marble tope

Held aloft by dream’s golden rope


In the palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



You lay siege of my aching heart

Let all doubt please now depart

Want you to come and be a part

Make love’s glorious fanfare start


In the palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



The palace I built is now complete

Taken me years it’s no mean feat

Built it through rain and the searing heat

A place for a heart and soul to meet


Is the palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



Patiently I have waited long

Building my life through right and wrong

No despair, I have kept faith strong

The chambers echo of this song


In the palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



No bridge no moat just an open gate

Rose petals on steps, safe rooms await

Their welcome air is all innate

Queen of my dreams, please don’t be late


To the palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



The palace I built is now complete

Taken me years it’s no mean feat

Built it through rain and the searing heat

A place for a heart and soul to meet


The palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



The palace I built

It’s the palace I built…



-Mohan Kumar-

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      great video and beauitful poem.. you are a true poet.

      debbie

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Wow, Docmo. Really creative.......and a wonderfully built palace. And whoever resides in it is bound to be taken in! Votes up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Awesome idea, clever and brilliant! Great video and a great poem! Great job Docmo! Many votes and sharing!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Docmo, you are an architect of the soul. You've built another masterpiece replete with a video rendering for the eyes and words for the soul. The world is a lucky place with you in it.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Docmo.....Too awesome....too beautiful.....too much "wonderful" to absorb all at once!! Outstanding Poetry......exquisite Video and FABULOUS music!! Can't take this at my age!!.....but I AM going back to do it all over again!!! LOL .............UP UP UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Beautiful and creative! I really enjoyed reading this poem from start to finish.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      The New Bard of the UK! You truly move the heart with your poetry...beautiful...moving...lovely, and on and on and on. I couldn't get your opening video, seems my Flash player isn't working, but I enjoyed this lovely poem anyway!

      Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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      DropsOfRain 4 years ago

      Patiently I have waited long

      Building my life through right and wrong

      No despair, I have kept faith strong

      The chambers echo of this song

      I love this part of the poem. You are a very creative writer. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Up & all but funny! Beautiful poem and the opening video is wonderful with that song.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      you have such a way of picking the perfect images to compliment your work... as usual, beautifully done. Your Queen is a lucky woman. Hope she doesnt leave you waiting too long ..

      i was going to point out my favorite verse, but when u read the poem again (and again) i cahnged my mind. they are all my favorite.

      voting up etc.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Lovely poem Mohan, and the video was just perfect too, votes all the way, cheers nell

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      lovely indeed, Mohan.

      It sure takes pains to make a house into a home and we could define our home as a palace or a habitat :)

      cheers!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      good job on this. congratulations. You certainly built a palace.

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      DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

      How I wish I could build a palace of my own, a palace where I can always go back home, where I can be home, and where I am home. Congratulations!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I came back to see if your video would work this time and it did. Lovely, to say the least.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Mohan - Your poetry is as exquisite as the spectacular palaces you feature in your video. Thank you for this outstanding treat. Voted way up!

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Doc, you are just so special. Beautiful work as usual. You have such a way with words. I wish I could write like you. Thanks again.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Such a beautiful poem. The video is magnificent. All of the palaces were spectacular, esp. The Bangalare in India. You have a gift my friend..Thank you..

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful and lovely, Mohan. We build our palace with such love and care and wait for the day when the one we love will come and reside there till...

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      sofs 4 years ago

      Amazing doc... you are quite the romantic I should say. Beautiful!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      What a sweet poem. Much like the Taj Mahal that Shah Jahan built for Mumtaz Mahal. :) VUM, my dear, Doc. :)

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      D. Juris-stetser 4 years ago

      Oh Doc this is just SO romantic, touching, , sensual...It isn't often I find a poem I just want to keep going back to but this is just such a poem. Love it! and the music behind it? Without understanding the words, It still stirs the imagination and thrills the senses. Once again...voting up, awesome,beautiful, interesting,...Kudo's dear Docmo!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This is fantastic. I want one of those palaces. Loved the video. Loved it all. Absolutely thrilled me. Voted up and awesome. Passing this on.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      This article showcases your brilliance, polymath. The video, the poem, and the music are perfect.

      Thanks you for sharing this with us. Thank you for building the palace.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Lovely video and beautiful song. A place for a heart and soul to meet. Loved it. Voted up awesome poetry.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful poem, captures the essence of love awaiting..... Thoroughly enjoyed it. Voting up and awesome!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Oh my, I never would've thought that the palace I built has had so many wonderful visitors to look around.

      DEBORAH BROOKS - I am honoured!

      MICHELLE- thank you so much!

      JOSH- thank you , my boy!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      AMY- an architect of the soul. I love that, really do. Thank you so much!

      FPHER - I think your comment takes the record for the most number of exclamation marks i've ever received. I am deeply, deeply honored!

      MADE - thank you so much!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      MARY - the New Bard from UK. (swoon) I'm drunk with delight!

      DROPS- I'm glad you enjoyed that part. It came from my heart.

      XSTATIC - glad you liked my poem and video, thank you!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      DANA- I wish someone would tell her she is a lucky woman. I dont think she knows that ( or may not want to tell me so!) thank you for your visit.

      NELL- thank you - its really sweet of you!

      RUCHIRA- I agree. A house is not a home, the palace is my heart.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      MHATTER- thank you for your support!

      DON- thanks for visiting my palace and leaving those comments. really appreciate it.

      DRBJ- you always come over and support me. You are a true friend/ guide.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      EHEALER- thank you for your kind words. I wish I was special.

      RUBY, dear, thank you again. You should visit India some time. the palaces are magnificent and some have been turned into hotels so you could stay.

      RAJAN - yes we do, thank you for your visit and comments.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      SOFS - thanks for your visit, much appreciated.

      TT - your Mughal history knowledge is outstanding- yes it is like the palace Shah Jahan built for his love Mumtaz ( I wonder how he dealt with the rest of his 1000 strong harem - a 1000 palaces can break even an emperor's bank!)

      DOTTI - you are always such a darling. I smile when I see how much you like the poetry- you feel it, get it and truly enjoy it. Really appreciate your visit.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      GYPSY ROSE Thanks for your vote and comments. And appreciate you sharing this.

      DAISY you keep calling me a polymath and my head wont fit through the door. I appreciate it totally though! thanks.

      LOVEDOCTOR if the lovedoctor herself says this is romantic then my deed is done! thank you.

      LATHING much appreciate your visit and comments. Thank you!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      The song is beautiful. I'm listening to it right now.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful to read. The Queen who will live with you there is a very lucky lady.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Doc, he probably told each of his wives it was for that wife he was with at the moment. :)

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Thank you, lovedoctor26.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Lady_E- much appreciated.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      And is that such a bad thing TT - looking after who you've got 'at the moment'. that's all humans can do unless they are transdimensional time lords who know what the future brings? :-)

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      can i stay in that palace? this is so sweet...

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      This is a lovely poem, Docmo! Since I have a developed set of brains my idea of the ideal man (for me) is comparable with a palace. "Be my palace where I can be myself and do what I like to do every day when I return from yet another battle in the jungle called Life."

      Voted up and awesome!

      Magnificent video!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      The palaces in India and Tibet are amazing, but I'd prefer to take up residence in Buckingham Palace. Do you have any contacts?

      I love the video with the music and photos. Your poem was the icing on the cake!

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      I really like the rhyming in this poem and the wonderful video to accompany it. I voted this up and beautiful!

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      faith_love_hope32 4 years ago

      I really like this one too! And love the pictures as well. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      I simply had to stop by for a second visit. You've said on your Facebook page that you're an aspiring polymath...not *aspiring*, Mohan...

      You are a polymath. You have already achieved that status.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful Hub, beautiful music to enjoy reading it by.

      You are truly gifted, Doc.

      I voted this UP, and will share.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thanks to mary615 for sharing this or I wouldn't know how talented Docmo is.

      Beautiful poem accompanied with a perfect video. I'm fortunate that I've actually been in few of the palaces in the video, like the Versailles in France, The Buckingham Palace in London and the Grand Palace in Thailand. They are magnificent, very fascinating. Boy, my feet love to travel!

      On my bucket list though is The Hunyad Castle in Romania, where Dracula was held prisoner. And, the Löwenburg Castle, which is the Disneyland of the 18th century. I think it will be splendid to see that.

      Up and beautiful Docmo! Thanks.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Oh my! The palaces you "made" are all beautiful. Lovely poem as always. Voted up and brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wonderfully-versed poem! This is the first poem I have read among your poetic works and you are undoubtedly a man of innumerable talents! Your video is awesome. Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Interesting. Voted up

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Simply awesome, enjoyed reading. Voted up.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      I came back to view your outstandingly beautiful presentation of video and poem once again.

      I look forward to your finishing the medical textbook you're writing and having the time to publish such stunning creations as this article.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Docmo-Just saw this on the feed-great hub: romantic, beautiful, and lovely poem. In fact, it appears that poem could easily be set to music, have you considered that?

      Awesome palace photos and I was not familiar with the Cupid song, but enjoyed that as well. UP/Awesome. Hope you have a wonderful 2013

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Awesome in every way. I don't usually use that word although I press the Awesome button sometimes. But this is truly awe-inspiring. Voting up and sharing and beautiful.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Such a wonderfully presented , with photos, a very romantic poem indeed.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mohan (Docmo),

      I returned to view your video and read your poem another time. I'm sharing your article with my followers and a poetry group to which I belong. I'm also tweeting it.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem, Docmo. I love this verse:

      'No bridge no moat just an open gate

      Rose petals on steps, safe rooms await

      Their welcome air is all innate

      Queen of my dreams, please don't be late.'

      : ) .... so romantic!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Every part of this hub wondrously beautiful .

      Voted up.

      Eddy.

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