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Contradicting Keats

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Contradicting Keats

When I have fears that I may fail to die, 
After all my mind has given to my pen, 
No worldly wonders left there to defy; 
No answers to the mysteries within. 

What worry it would be on how I fared, 
For surely it's lowly life to live, 
To think that this is all that chance had spared; 
To know that this is all I had to give. 

And when I feel, foul bitterness of years, 
Knowing I shall bear these with a smile, 
I simply bite my tongue and fight my tears; 
The raging rivers, hidden in my guile. 

On the wide world I stand with sums untold, 
For love and fame is all I have to hold.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2012 3:44:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading this one..Sonnets are one of my favorite forms..Sara

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 7:59:00 PM

    YES! Fantastic! Can we expect more of this? I hope so- Bravo, from Cyndi