Sunday Sonnet!

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As pass the years of doing this and that,
Oft driven by obsessive need to please
Unruly passions, ending in regret,
Mere mortals, so the lord of life decrees,
Need not be caught up in the rodent race,
Learn lesson that appears in elder age,
To hasten slowly at a measured pace,
Receding strength of talents to engage;
Too often, much too late, we soldier on,
Ignoring counsel of the inner voice,
Until affliction’s dissonance is born,
Rendering our pride with little or no choice.
Humility our shortcomings to see,
Enables graceful future well to be.

Β©Meanderings 2018

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20 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. What a beautiful post for a Sunday. We do get too caught up in our daily routine, sometimes forgetting about the important things in life.
    Have a blessed Sunday my friend.

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  2. Thanks Drew! Yes, far too much caught up…….Must learn to ‘hasten slowly’. Have a Blessed Sunday.πŸ˜‡

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  3. Yes, I’m learning to hasten slowly now! This was lovely!

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  4. A thoughtful verse.

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  5. We do need to stop and stare and all stages but especially as we mature….It helps both physically and emotionally. Once again an excellent sonnet. Thank you. Janet πŸ™‚ x

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  6. Beautiful sonnet, Elliot. Have a blessed week. Hugs

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  7. I loved this, the beauty of getting older is taking time to see and hear and really enjoy life. Lovely image too.xxx

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  8. Slow down and smell the roses.

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  9. So important not only to listen to but also to trust that ‘inner voice’! Life is too short for regrets, but long enough for gratitude. I like the ‘flow’ of this sonnet.

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