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Portrait of a Life

A man examines his portrait in life
The life he leads ennui dulls his desires
A wanton spirit crying through his strife
Pity him not if of this life he tires

His life was short, he careth not its end
He lived it all, he dreams no more or will
No dregs of life to taste no hearts to mend
He longs for sleep no more to drink life’s fill

A battle not fought, a love not lost, why?
No one to share his dreams, his poetry
Until an answer to his unheard cry
Words of love awoke and told a story

Now love gives hope and awaits his firm grasp 
True love, a deep love that ever will last.
© 10/1/2014 GG

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  1. Date: 3/18/2014 2:05:00 PM
    Hi Mandy...haven't been in touch with you for a while. And lookie here what I come across...Mandy, I love this poem. It's going straight to my fave list..

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 10:52:00 AM
    This poem has such a redeeming Message to it. Beauty just flows from your hand. I loved reading this.....Hugs....Roger

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 4:17:00 PM
    beautiful inspiring write, my friend x

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:08:00 AM
    I am glad that his life was transformed. Well written example of redemption.

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 5:47:00 PM
    Ah, a life deprived of true love can be fully awakened by it. Beautiful and poignant. I just wrote a sonnet by accident. It was a simple quatrain looking for its final couplet, as Andrea pointed out. Isn't it great to have written one? Good job on yours.

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 5:46:00 PM
    This is absolutely captivating, Mandy...A beautiful sonnet...a beautiful gift to the one for whom it was written. I am so happy to read this beautiful write...those last two lines.......what a promise!

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 4:29:00 PM
    this is both beautiful and creative,, you don't write many sonnets, why i'll never know,, this is an inspiration to all that truly loves poetry...

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 11:39:00 AM
    The healing power of love can bring us to new heights..great write Mandy