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Novacaine For The Soul
since 2000-05-26Posts 122
A Sonnet of Life and Death
(Upon Visiting the Deathbed of my Grandfather)
As men of frail form and noble mind
Stand silently before the doors of death
And softly knock, there fearing now to find
Some emptiness beyond the final breath,
It solace gives to meditate on life
And death embrace no longer as a curse,
But freedom giv'n from bonds of mortal strife
So he that once came last might now come first.
It nothing prospers men who choose to live
A life of preparation for the end
But rich in spirit is the man who gives
The riches of his heart to other men.
Man searches endlessly for love's dim light
And then, only in death, discovers life.
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since 1999-06-05Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Another excellent sonnet, my new friend. Definitely gets my vote here.......
In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.
since 1999-08-22Posts 22648
Very touching message...and I am partial to sonnets! Very nice!
since 2000-01-03Posts 7855
This would fit perfectly on Electro-shock blues. I'm glad you wrote it.
Rex Allen McCoy
since 2000-01-30Posts 2863
Sippin a Timmy's in London
I like the message here ... you can add my vote ... well done
Not A Poet
since 1999-11-03Posts 3885
Well, I see that there is a least one more sonnet writer out there. I love this one. Keep it up.
since 1999-11-07Posts 1521
I am entranced by your writings.
Happy am I that you chose Passions to alight at and post your beautiful words!
since 2000-01-22Posts 18554
I never met a sonnet I didnt like
wonderful cadence to this
flowed like butter
since 2000-04-22Posts 1014
I have to give my vote on this!
since 2000-05-06Posts 4374
wonderful Novacaine, a poet to rival "Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night"
"An abyss that lasted creation A circus complete with all fools
Foundations that lasted the ages Then ripped apart at their roots"
since 1999-06-19Posts 2462
I enjoy a good sonnet and this certainly qualifies. Well written.
since 1999-10-08Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
Beautifully written !
ModeratorMember Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02Posts 8296
Definitely deserves to be resurrected. Pun intended, though not in a mocking manner. A fine tribute.
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