In the Shadow of you
To see an old man and his muse
Sad, yet one day vie; and not care,
In his pen an ode to Ted Hughes
His way to say, ‘to you I share’
For you and I did not fuse
It was you so apt; had the flair,
For I am kin one to the booze
The one to let go sod the prayer.
Oh the joy and the accolade
The pen and ink of our decade
For you did win. For me the shade.
An ace in professoriate
Now you lie in aureate
For you are the laureate!
For Funom's sonnet contest 2016
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