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Judith Gayle Smith

Don't limit my words to 14 lines!

What if I offer 40 whines?

What if my heart stirs 80 times?

Will you limit me to lesser rhymes?

But I digress, to make the best

of fourteen lines, to pass the test

A Shakespeare clone I cannot be

for nonsensical words fly 'round in me

and make no sense, and so I must

count to fourteen and then to trust

that I come out even, lest I find

that I've lost the urge to sonnet rhyme

and gosh-o-gee I'm out of time

to stay with thee, paeon sublime!

Grace - GOD'S Power!

"Of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues."

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The following comments are for "Struggling With Sonnets!"
by royalline

Good show
I encourage you, by the way, to do what I did and modify the sonnet form as you wish. See my work on Candelabra.

( Posted by: The Alienist [Member] On: October 22, 2004 )

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