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Deathbed Sonnet

And even after all that time had passed;
            my moon had set above another sun,
it seems my heart was still at odds with past;
            my tongue at war with words I left unsung.

This bed of ardor caught between my teeth,
            will thus remain, and even grow post haste,
where all the while, there's nothing I'll bequeath 
            excepting flowers scent, above my waste.

And so it goes with every vacant beast,
            as twenty-twenty sees - I should have done!
I should have said; I should have been, at least
            a man awake to seed his endless sun.

And as the night descends upon my thought,
            remember son these words that, I lived not.

© Kristin Reynolds 3 11 09

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 2:55:00 PM
    English Sonnet very well done too! If you're still around why not enter it in my sonnet contest? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 4:44:00 PM
    Excellent sonnet, Kristen! Congratulations on your first round success and best of luck in the finals! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 9:04:00 AM
    Kristin! What an enchanting poem to win in the semi final among the two of your beautiful work. Best wishes in the Finals. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:43:00 AM
    Dear Kristen. Magnificant writing. Best wishes through to the next round. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 7:12:00 PM
    Kristin ~Congratulations on making the finals with your two poems! Laura :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:29:00 PM
    Dear Kristin, Congratulations on getting through the first round of the poetry contest with two great poems! Luck and love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:33:00 PM
    Kristin, congratulations in getting past round one of the competition >> James,x

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week, Kristin>>James

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 12:30:00 PM
    This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great ! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 7:39:00 AM
    Hi, Kristin. Congrats on this fine work. Right up to your usual amazing standard. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week! Missing your talent...I hope everything is OK. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 5:31:00 AM
    Congratulations Kristin, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It entices the mind and soul to evaluate itself... sooner. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:13:00 AM
    Kristin, I haven't seen you around. I hope things are okay and congratulations on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 5:26:00 PM
    Good use of rhyme and imagery for an interesting perspective. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing! Wishing you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Kristin. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 12:11:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week Kristin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 4:03:00 PM
    Strong emotion. You put great passion in your poetry! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 5:11:00 AM
    A flawless sonnet with your customary fine flow and rhyming. Excellent job! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 12:44:00 PM
    A perfect Sonnet, Kristin. Such deep emotions run through this. It is always easy to look back and see so clearly the things we "should have done and said". Excellent piece, Kristen! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 11:07:00 AM
    Deep purposes and in hindsight who can tell where they went.... touching and sad Kristin..... but still, as ever, beautiful done