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Lost Souls-Miltonic Sonnet

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Lost Souls-Miltonic Sonnet

Lost souls that always roam the lonely roads,   
Ever searching for that spring they shan’t find  
In melancholy souls of their same kind,  
Whose burdens break their backs with heavy loads,  
Intertwined with heartbreak which bodes 
Of darkest baggage from a life defined,
Containing sorrows leaving them maligned.  
Though living within these confines one loathes, 
Irrespective of profound loss of pride, 
They deign to keep their loneliness repressed.
Old shadows follow, adding to their woes. 
Seems almost an eon since last they cried, 
Echoing in deaf ears how they’ve transgressed; 
Yet hope glimmers in those sad eyes, Lord knows.

April, 18, 2014

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  1. Date: 5/13/2014 11:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem and win. So sad and yet so true. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 3:38:00 PM
    I'll add my congratulations, Connie! Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 3:09:00 PM
    Congratulations, Connie. How true, so many sad, lonely and broken souls in our world.

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 2:06:00 PM
    There is such a truth.......we never know how many paths we cross each day with someone who suffers a heavy burden. I love your message. :) Congrats on your win, and touching poem.

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 1:13:00 PM
    Way to go with this winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 1:11:00 PM
    CONNIE, Congratulations:) in Craig's, "Miltonic Sonnet" contest... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 12:32:00 PM
    The power of the human spirit and it's will to live on when all seems lost is something that always amazes me. wonderful Miltonic sonnet, Connie.. Congrat's. Lainie

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 10:51:00 AM
    Connie, thanks so much for honoring the contest with your winning entry!

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Nice imagery, Connie! Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 9:28:00 AM
    A great write Connie ! Lovely words sad story yet a hope,, simply beauty ! Congrats on fine win !

  1. Date: 5/8/2014 8:47:00 PM
    hey Connie, Belated birthday wishes again and as for the Darkness at Noon, I don't really know what it was supposed to be except something that would ruin earth and make us almost like zombies!!

  1. Date: 4/30/2014 7:56:00 AM
    Very nice, Connie! I'm trying one of these, too, my first. I can already see yours is better, though. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 4/28/2014 8:52:00 AM
    Liked the last line a lot. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/28/2014 7:25:00 AM
    Hi Connie. A lovely poem. I fear we are gradually creating a nation of lost souls. Every time a factory closes, whole towns become "lost". Working relationships (which are REAL relationships) are lost in the blink of an eye. People are forced to uproot to find work elsewhere. And this may happen many times in a person's lifetime. But as you say, "hope glimmers in those sad eyes". Thankfully, we always have hope:) Hugs;) ...BH

  1. Date: 4/23/2014 1:39:00 AM
    I was one of those lost souls for awhile, but I think I've found where I belong now. I love the depth of this soulful write. An amazing poem, Connie! This reminded me of my poem titled, "Lonely Soul".

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 5:26:00 PM
    connie, Hope you saw that I posted to PFT> Hope you are doing well. It's a grey and gloomy day here and I will go make dinner as soon as I finish ten more comments@!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 4:39:00 PM
    Hi connie, it is tragic how many suffer unbelievable sadness all their lives, when the answer is just the closing of the eyes away I loved your poem, my friend...peter

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 12:39:00 PM
    A well-written poem.

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 6:05:00 PM
    connie, wow, I can't believe you have not had a burger in THAT many years that you told me. OH MY!! Are you vegetarian?? but as a type A, you are eating very well for your blood type to avoid red meat. Finally saw the comment you made me about your "muse" Good one!!

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 2:50:00 PM
    awesome sonnet, Connie. Loved the story about your granddaughter and the eggs : )

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