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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

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 9:08:00 AM

    Hi, kristin. Suppose this is what Carter saw upon that so ancient face when he unwrapped the endless white cover. I would suppose the message must be eternal. Great write, Kristin. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:09:00 PM

    Nice poem Kristin, deep and sad. I am trying to picture you in dreads though....J/K...Raul

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 6:50:00 PM

    Just for the record, you wre always legit in my mind..just for the record..thanks for the comments..very close...much love, rasta.

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 10:13:00 AM

    Very moving, Kristin.

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 8:22:00 AM

    As I wipe away my own tears of regret I write to you a thank you for sometimes it is that we just need a good cry. This is a piece that is written straight from the soul of the writer and so moving. peace, Love and Light be with you. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 6:50:00 AM

    I am not going to try to interpret what I feel from this. It is well written with deeply personal feelings from your past. Powerful ending. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 6:34:00 AM

    Perhaps we all think about what we would say to our loved ones, if we had the chance one more time. This makes me think better to say it, than to take the chance that we might not be given the opportunity later. Beautifully written...poignant and some regrets, perhaps, but beautiful. ~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 5:48:00 AM

    Very wonderful Sonnet, Kristin. It is filled with wisdom, and sadness. Repercussions of decisions made. My mom always said "hind sight is twenty twenty" Yep..she is right. I love this. Love Christie

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 3:59:00 AM

    I like the feel of this, in your face take it or leave it style. Nice job Krisitn

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 3:54:00 AM

    Calling you my rasta sista is now legit..LOL...I think you in dreads would be very cool...this poem Kristin is wicked ..I love the realization that is going on in the write..coming to grips with failures and shortcomings...vacant beast is wickedly wonderful..and the last line tops this piece off. I want to write like you for a day.. just a day..LOL..I actually mean that..hope you are well my legit rasta sista. Love, Chris.