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Be not the passioned faith that fails to stay
When driven back and beaten to the ground,
Then compensated with a weed bouquet
Or self lamenting gift of thorny crown.
Be not the selfish soul that slips and falls
While treading down the mossy path you've laid,
Avoiding faithful friends when last they called
And fearful of the truth you now evade.
Arise and brush self pity from your brow.
You are the child of all that God hath sown,
And all the gifts with which you are endowed,
Bequeathed from each and all that you have known.
   So stay, yet humbled, in this wind so strong,
   Respectful of the fact you could be wrong.

Shakespearean Sonnet--Iambic Pentameter
By Craig Cornish

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:38:00 AM
    This work is awesome!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:42:00 PM
    nice Metrical verse win... luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:44:00 PM
    Great writing Craig. Congratulations on a big win. love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 10:17:00 PM
    Wow! A superb write my dear friend Craig. Kudos here! I love it and so enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing and My hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 9:19:00 AM
    Oh, love the line that offers a weed bouquet......that is sheer genius, Craig!! Love this somber sonnet!! Congrats....I'm happy to share the spot with the genius of your pen!!

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Very well written. Thanks for sharing. ran

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Congrats on winning first place in the contest, Craig

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Craig you have crafted an awesome poem, it's not surprising to see it take first place...congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 2:42:00 PM
    this poem is a wonderful write. i am impressed with the rhyming scheme and the context. As an agnostic, can relate to the essence, IF I interpret it as meant. You certainly deserved the win and I congratulate you.

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Congratulations Craig: A beautiful sonnet and message. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Wow! This one belongs right up there with "If" by Rudyard Kipling! Going in my fav's for sure!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:28:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Craig! An excellent poem for sure...Caleb

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Thankfully there was One who wore the thorny crown, was beaten ridiculed and crucified. He paid the price for all of us so that we can one day face God and be declared innocent. Thought provoking poem, congratulations Craig.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:48:00 PM
    A very nice poem, in the best poem contest... Congratulations, Craig . Have yourself a lovely evening @~>- Linda <3

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Beautiful poem penned Craig congrats on your big win xxx

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 3:10:00 PM
    A worthy win with this fine and moving poem Craig, congratulations. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your win grand Craig~A.O

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win in Anne's contest with this gem. A well-deserved win, my friend. :)

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Craig, once again, you have entered an absolutely outstanding poem into my contest. This sonnet took my breath away; thank you so much for your participation, and congrats on your first place win! :)