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Goodbye, My Lingering Past

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Goodbye, My Lingering Past

Why should this rash lingering memory,
of my painful past without real treasure,
buffet my soul and remove harmony,
of many hours of wonderful pleasure.
Me think I must let go of that dark past,
that linger on in my mind's window pane.
Never to let that forbidden thought last,
a second moment more in my pious lane.
My lingering past, I now fare thee well.
for I have opened a lovely chapter,
full of happy story to now tell,
of sweet memories that I remember.
Now, goodbye lingering straying passion.
I now have the purest of pious passion.



My first sonnet if it passes all the tests of a real sonnet.

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:27:00 AM

    Wonderful write! Me thinks you give good advice and are wise saying goodbye to your lingering past. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:01:00 AM

    Congratulations on your super placement in Harry's "Goodbye" contest Modupe. I am sorry it is late. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:54:00 PM

    Hi, Modupe. Some good rhyming lines were in your first sonnet. So nice to see you try a sonnet. BIG congrats on Harry's winners list.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:42:00 PM

    Wonderful write,Modupe...Congrats on your win...Ogbiyan ju jare...Keep it up..kudos to you,my sister...

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 4:00:00 AM

    congrats Modupe for your 6th place winner in my goodbye sonnet contest...

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:28:00 AM

    Congratulations Modupe, on your wonderful sonnet xx

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:22:00 PM

    Modupe, congratulations ;-) In Harry's "goodbye" contest.. Good night~ PD

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 6:12:00 PM

    Great sonnet Modupe...congrats...Seren

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:54:00 AM

    Modupe, for a first sonnet, this is really nice and measures up to many others I am seeing in this contest. Love where you took the theme of goodbye, to one of goodbye to your past! awesome interpretation of the theme.

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:16:00 PM

    Love your first sonnet Modupe Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 5:55:00 AM

    I loved your Poem, easily felt and has good images! Keep it up, Omneya