Category Archives: Sonnets

Sonnet to Mourn the Demise of our Legislative Branch

Remember elections when we believed Whomever we chose went to Washington Aware we expected them to be brave To talk to each other when work needs done Each to respect others’ elected voice Believe those feel as clearly as they … Continue reading

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Sonnet to our inner prophets

I do not believe John’s Revelation Projects a lit’ral future time at all. I never thought Nostradamus’ notions Were prophecy, though many he’d enthrall. I do believe th’undaunted human spirit Is more than capable of knowing truth; Though not from any … Continue reading

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A Sonnet For Change

Lyrics of a life-song, composed for me Melodies of melancholy now past I gladly turn away from old ennui Celebrate my life completely recast New tunes of happy effort, gentle goals Resounding mainly from within my heart Incite response from … Continue reading

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A Sonnet — Inspired to Fail

So smart, so talented, yet often scorned; She knew how much frustration she provoked, As if she somehow plotted to be born To play that wretched role, like some cruel joke — Expected to be perfect, but she knows That … Continue reading

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A Lament

Come together, in heart-broken lament. Cry out for those whose voices have been stilled. Abominations, children underwent, As tragically, their bodies, bullets filled. The day before, at that Oregon mall, Another man, perhaps with broken dreams, Fired randomly, watched two … Continue reading

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Sonnet to Freedom, Served

I almost failed of hope these last few weeks, When our election came down to the end, Conservatives’ confidence seemed at peak, Religious dogma might our freedoms bend. Then, my anticipation soon resurged, When untruth after untruth was put forth. … Continue reading

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Sonnet for a Night in the Woods

The skies are clear, but air is thick with fog, My arms have goosebumps, and my hair is damp. I leave the trail, perch on a mossy log To rub my aching legs, start back to camp. I catch a … Continue reading

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