Sunday Sonnet!

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On early morning stroll along the beach,
I met an old dishevelled, broken man,
Whose words would me a lasting lesson teach,
When profferring concern as best one can;
He kindly smiled and gestured with his hand,
Inviting me to sit down by his side;
His bony finger pointed to the sand,
A cultured voice reflecting a soft pride –
I had it all once, station, health and wealth,
Delighting in the might of lacking none;
Unmindful what deception spawned by stealth,
The dawn broke with my life laid bare, undone.
Succumb not to the Power of the Purse,
An All-consuming self-inflicted Curse!

©Meanderings 2017


26 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. Superb words along with a beautiful image – Janet xx

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  2. Thank you, Janet! Hugs!


  3. Your sonnets hold so much meaning. Hugs! ❤️

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  4. Beautiful shades of life!! Wonderful words of gratitude with well defined image

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  5. Words of wisdom from the master of sonnets. Wonderful, my dear Ell. Hugs ❤

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  6. A poetic parable.

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  7. A wonderful poem, perfect image and above all, a mighty fine lesson! Loved it

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  8. Wordsworthian! and yes, such an apt ‘moral’. I love the image.

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  9. Wow beautiful image and beautifully written together a beautiful art piece E. I love your sonnets ❤️🤗💕

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