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If Ever

If ever pain shall strike my wounded soul,
my consolation is you are my cloak
Your calming presence mending any hole,
protecting me from chills it might invoke

If ever moon and tide shall be at war,
and convolutes my tattered, wrinkled mind
I’ll plunge it deep into your ocean floor
of soothing words, ‘til sweetest peace I find

If ever sun shall fall upon its death,
my only prayer is that you'll be with me
For light within your heart is like my breath,
and this will last me for eternity

I know that life shall cease for me one day
But love, ah love, forever it shall stay...


--English sonnet; iambic pentameter :)

**thanks so much to Kash for the heads up on the syllables, and also to Jack for "it", and also to Sara and Carrie for your insights :)'s looking better now, thank you!!

again many thanks as well for all who's passed by and left inspiring comments :D; Debbie, I nudged the comma & tweaked that other line and Andrea, thanks so much for the additional wonderful suggestions-- sorry I am a bit stubborn with some of the lines ;)

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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:13:00 AM
    I think it's beautifully done, Nikko. :) And to your book question...only working on one book, but I'm still at a standstill.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your win in Debbie Guzzi 's "Change for the Meter" contest Nikko. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 9:08:00 AM
    A true love penned sweetly of real lovely heart, my sweet friend. Congrats on your grand win in the contest, loved, bl

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 7:51:00 AM
    Congrats Nikko on your win in the contest.Loved it 1st time around.A beautiful sonnet.

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 1:25:00 AM
    nice win, thank you, Al

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 5:41:00 PM
    If ever..If ever there was a kind and loving heart its you, or a wee one in search of knowledge that's true! If ever there was a friend who is blue all they need do is you! Congrad's on all your hard work and perserverance birthing a beautiful sonnet!Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:39:00 AM
    Lovely sonnet, Nikko! Excellent Iambic Pentameter! Congratulations for your win in Debbie's contest! hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:34:00 AM
    This was a true work of friendship I see! A wonderful testimony of love within the lines, NIKKO. Glad to see that you found the time to sit and write. I am mesmerized by the depth of tho't and beauty of words. Congrats dear! Happy Valentine's Day early too! Such a very busy week coming up! Hugs, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great work and finish in the contest. Best, Jon

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Knew this was going to be on the podium!!! Awesome once more.

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Lovely sentiments and perfect meter. Lcongratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:33:00 AM
    Nikko congrats on your great win..David

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Congratulations Nikko i am pleased to see you among the wins...!

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 3:52:00 AM
    is this you, nikks?... soo romantically subtle, parang kundiman!... thumbs up to this! winning bet! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 2:39:00 PM
    NIKKO you NEED TO WRITE what METER you used is it Iambic?? is it pentameter..LABEL please..little one!

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 11:28:00 AM
    Beautiful,deep and sweet my friend Nikko.oxox love Laila

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 7:55:00 AM
    Now Shakespeare is really stirring! BTW, I think stubborn is sexy as long as it's a soft stubborn!

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 7:00:00 AM
    yeah love is forever...and what a beautiful way you used to show its depth of comfort and meaning.. C.C

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 10:43:00 PM
    Hello..Nikko.. how are you?? This is a very deep poem... i to would die... i can not endure no more pain.. I'm glad you know and feel the gift of love... as for me..i don't know any more... what is love??? Now it's my turn to sleep... see you mean stop by tomorrowwwwww...pzzzzzz...

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    Date: 2/2/2012 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm doing good, I hope you are too, pd ;) Hmm what is Love? You tell me :D-- sweet dreams to you!
  1. Date: 2/2/2012 9:52:00 PM
    nikko, this is GREAT for your first sonnet?? I see only a few little things to make it perfectly metered. I will hotmail you, ok? I am really impressed by this! luv, Andrea

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    Date: 2/2/2012 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Againm, you tickled me with what you say here, coming from you sonnet queen, this is just so heartwarming, yay!! Smiles all over! & thanks again for your suggestions, eep I have a feeling that mending line will get a hit from you heehee :D stubborn me!!