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Novacaine For The Soul
since 2000-05-26
Posts 122
New Orleans

0 posted 2000-06-21 11:00 PM

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.

© Copyright 2000 The Fragile - All Rights Reserved
Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
1 posted 2000-06-21 11:09 PM

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.

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

2 posted 2000-06-22 12:11 PM

Very touching message...and I am partial to sonnets! Very nice!


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Member Rara Avis
since 2000-01-03
Posts 7855

3 posted 2000-06-22 12:25 PM

This would fit perfectly on Electro-shock blues. I'm glad you wrote it.


Rex Allen McCoy
Member Elite
since 2000-01-30
Posts 2863
Sippin a Timmy's in London
4 posted 2000-06-22 12:36 PM

I like the message here ... you can add my vote ... well done

Not A Poet
Member Elite
since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
5 posted 2000-06-22 10:28 AM

Well, I see that there is a least one more sonnet writer out there. I love this one. Keep it up.


X Angel
Senior Member
since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
6 posted 2000-06-22 01:49 PM

I am entranced by your writings.

Happy am I that you chose Passions to alight at and post your beautiful words!

Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

7 posted 2000-06-24 10:40 PM

excellent writing
I never met a sonnet I didnt like  
wonderful cadence to this
flowed like butter
take care

Senior Member
since 2000-04-22
Posts 1014

8 posted 2000-06-25 01:37 AM

I have to give my vote on this!
brian madden
Member Elite
since 2000-05-06
Posts 4374
9 posted 2000-06-25 08:04 AM

wonderful Novacaine, a poet to rival "Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night"
beautifully written.

"An abyss that lasted creation A circus complete with all fools
Foundations that lasted the ages Then ripped apart at their roots"
joy division

Member Elite
since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

10 posted 2000-06-26 02:09 PM

I enjoy a good sonnet and this certainly qualifies.  Well written.
Member Elite
since 1999-10-08
Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
11 posted 2000-06-26 05:57 PM

Beautifully written !
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
Posts 8296
Purgatorial Incarceration
12 posted 2000-08-03 10:45 AM

Definitely deserves to be resurrected. Pun intended, though not in a mocking manner. A fine tribute.


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