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Memento mori

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Memento mori

The bells call forth from mighty tower keeps 
To herald passing souls from here to there 
The orange sun upon the hilltop creeps 
It crucifies night's cold and blind despair

And light of day itself may also bluff  
The flower blooms and will too soon dissolve 
There is no virtue virtuous enough 
To ban the steady tide of death's resolve 

If permanence is just a fleeting dream, 
Why burden every man and child fair? 
To ask is chasing shadows down a stream 
Fall not into the well of when or where 

These words are written clear for all to see: 
What I am now you too shall one day be

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  1. Date: 8/7/2014 11:58:00 PM
    I am adding this one to my fav list. Thanks...

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 11:57:00 PM
    This is an exceptional write. Very well done and the rhymer flows like a cool stream on a hot day. Your pic shows you to be very young but your write shows maturity and advanced wisdom that most often comes with advanced age. This is an awesome sonnet.

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Heady stuff. Very well expressed and imparted. I like your style.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 2:16:00 AM
    This is wonderful, love it xx

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/22/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Mandy
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 9:41:00 AM
    A man after my own heart, very awesome write with this sonnet--and yes no truer truth!! Bravo

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/22/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Craig!! That means a lot to me
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 3:15:00 PM
    this is both wise and wonderful!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very nice of you, Ilene
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:18:00 PM
    Wonderful sonnet! I read this one twice in a row. Some very interesting lines and images. Straight to my faves.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Heather! :)
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 7:36:00 AM
    A wonderful sonnet..very impressive.I love sonnets Jeremy.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Charmaine.
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:41:00 AM
    a good and profound sonnet from you Jeremy. I am amazed by how well you do with sonnets. I don't always expect it so much from the young and modern whippersnappers. haha!! But you got it in spades.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Andrea. All this whippersnappin' has me tired, I need a nap!