Sunday Sonnet!

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How free are we to think whate’er we wish?
How free are we to speak our every thought?
Are these two luxuries the self-same dish?
Is supping freely not with danger fraught?
What room be there for decent human mores,
When selfishness decries the common cause,
And harbingers of ill constraint deplores?
Concern for others’ needs, no time to pause!
Licentious exercise of thought and speech
Imperils liberties and harmony,
Goodwill from our relationships shall leach,
Exposing vulnerable to villainy.
Freedom to think and then to speak your mind,
Precludes not obligation to be kind!

Β©Meanderings 2017

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22 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. What an extraordinary photograph of the beautiful bee. Speak honestly but don’t hurt others with words…..lovely Sunday sonnet – Thank you Janet xx

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  2. A busy bee, and we will not expand on the words. It is a great photograph.

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  4. Take care up there mate.

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  5. I couldn’t agree more. Once again your sonnet reminds me of Milton: perhaps a conscious ‘homage’ on your part?
    ‘That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
    And still revolt when truth would set them free.
    Licence they mean when they cry liberty;
    For who loves that, must first be wise and good. ‘ (Sonnet 12)

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  6. I absolutely love the picture of the bee … he looks as if he has tiny sunglasses on! And your sonnet is so very relevant in our world today. With freedoms and rights ought to come responsibilities, but too often we forget that we can state our opinion, speak freely, and yet at the same time maintain civility.
    Hugs!!! ❀

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  7. What a fantastic poem and image! How well they sit together.xxx

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  8. Actually I have WordPress back online and have begun posting.

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