Sunday Sonnet!



Do not the thought of vengeance entertain,
A guest intent your person to consume,
Until few dregs of self-respect remain,
And gracious honour finds an empty room;
Pursuit of recompense, a tortuous route,
Is littered with the shards of broken dreams;
Traversing vile terrain can be a brute,
Assailing hapless with nightmarish screams;
Richer, by far, the more enduring trove
Of virtue, that, within the soul resides,
Like luscious fruit within celestial grove,
Requital in domain of God abides.
Reprisals have the custom to return,
Of hand that wields the fire, the fingers burn.

Β© Meanderings 2017


17 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. Thought provoking this contribution, Elliot.

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  2. Wow – Miltonian! So true. If only we can let go, we would be free, as well as freeing the other person.

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  3. gripping entry here, E. I see your muse has not failed you, and that your poetry is as precise as ever…good job!

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  4. I loved those last lines, how very true! Yes, it’s futile hanging on to bitterness. A marvelous

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  5. Well, now this is a hard act to practice but I believe it is worth it , babs or Elliott?

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  6. So true, these words, yet sometimes so difficult to follow. Hugs! πŸ™‚

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  7. What beautiful and powerful words…..What I love about your work is that when reading it…one has to dig deep….really think….and in doing that insights come. Thank you so much my friend…Slowly I am catching up….but do we ever really catch up ? I think not. – bring me back always to the – one step at a time theory. Janet πŸ˜‰ xxx

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