Sunday Sonnet!

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Be wary of the thoughtless word that sneaks,
Well-masked, into the innocent converse;
A pitfall which way-lays whoever speaks,
Whether it be in common speech, or terse;
Too easily, too often humans meet,
As is the wont of Homo Sapiens,
In deference to politeness, stop to greet,
Lest they be deemed outlandish aliens;
To treat the other as you treat yourself,
With unreserved acceptance, and with grace,
As though such be the Oracle of Delph,
Will never either’s dignity deface;
Proffer not that of which you know the least,
For you, such words may be a bitter feast!

©Meanderings 2017

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22 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. excellent, E! and so true… 🙂

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  2. Those gulls, appear to be doing what they do not usually do, co-existing peacefully!

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  3. Stop and say hello peacefully.

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  4. Great photo with thought-provoking words.
    x

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  5. Wise words, my friend, and ones that I have forgotten from time to time. Hugs!!!

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  6. Oh, a pitfall for the unwary! Speak as you wish to be spoken to …

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  7. A lovely poem, thoughtful as always. Love the gulls too.xxx

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  8. Indeed. The last line certainly invokes a horrific image, Fabulous. xx

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  9. Just a warm glance can convey a lot

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  10. Wow E lovely. ❤️💕

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