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Sonnet for K on Our 24th Anniversary

Why does your beauty grow with age
As other beauties seem to fade
You dance upon my center stage
All laws of nature disobeyed
You captivate me with a smile
And pirouette across the room
What youth what joy what lissome style
I call myself the lucky groom
Your fount of generosity
Yields not to hardship or to time
It seems to have no boundary
We live in providential rhyme
The years go their predestined way
As you grow younger every day

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Today’s Sonnet

Wake me up when all the wars are over
Wake me up when hatred does not kill
And I’ll give everyone a four leaf clover
If not I’ll keep on dreaming on until
Come on by when nations have stopped lying
Come on by when fairness is the rule
And children are not born to end up dying
‘N I’ll have no more need to play the fool
Hanging out with my imagination
Too far gone to say or do a thing
If I could I’d gladly change the station
And try to find a happy song to sing
But in my mind there’s just one song holds on
And it goes Kyrie Eleison

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Monday Sonnet

There is no either-or when I’m with you
We’re eye to eye no tricks or illusions
No yes or no we seem to make it through
Free from the weight of mazelike confusions
Our pasts now fallow as a winter field
And far away as unremembered dreams
Are in dank tombs of recollection sealed
Against the resurrection of extremes
How can this be is this our fabled Nile
Where we float blind to truth on our small barge
Not when I see the light of your first smile
And think of all that does our lives enlarge
This certainty trumps consequence or cost
For either you love me or I am lost

Written with my daughter Amy.

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Sunday Sonnet

Time telling time as only time can tell
Tells nothing if the story goes untold
Our little lections spare us from the hell
Of meeting him and letting him take hold
The simple actions that his word demands
Are foreign to our robes our clocks our ways
Would you believe we all have healing hands
Ah freedom that I prayed would be always
I knew it then then lost it want it back
If I could wear that garment now I would
I was in heaven nothing did I lack
Could I be free from judging yes I could
Each telling now condemns me to my fate
Remembering what I can’t recreate

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Morning Sonnet

What force could give the world push it needs
To cease to have the poor with us always
A leader bold or simply more good deeds
A pill to zap our predatory ways
It’s really something when you parse it out
The wealthy cash in with impunity
And then support without the slightest doubt
Our several systems of philanthropy
Hospitals universities and jails
Peace-keepers shelters think-tanks UNICEF
And even when this noble structure fails
We rarely contemplate those who get left
We read escapes art sections and the like
And whoosh these dour declensions take a hike

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Sunday Sonnet

What force could give the world push it needs
To cease to have the poor with us always
A leader bold or simply more good deeds
A pill to zap our predatory ways
It’s really something when you parse it out
The wealthy cash in with impunity
And then support without the slightest doubt
Our several systems of philanthropy
Hospitals universities and jails
Peace-keepers shelters think-tanks UNICEF
And even when this noble structure fails
We rarely contemplate those who get left
We read escapes art sections and the like
And whoosh these dour declensions take a hike

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