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Beware, the Wayward Heart

The wayward wind forever so aloof across the prairie blowing wild and free; just like a herd of horses on the hoof, and running loose with nature’s grand esprit. A restless spirit is this wayward child who’s never satisfied in just one place; she longs to solve the secrets of the wild, and ne’er her ventured steps will she retrace. A wayward heart is like the wayward wind, forever restless, always on the move, and always searching, seeking, ne’er chagrined; she’ll leave you lonely and her love disprove. Beware, before you carelessly depart, don't wrap your love around a wayward heart. January 8, 2020

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Date: 2/2/2021 3:19:00 PM
Wind blows where wishes/ Where's it from? Where's it going?/ But, you hear its sound. (John 3:8)
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Michelle Smith
Date: 2/7/2021 3:06:00 PM
:-)
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/3/2021 2:08:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Michelle, some people are just like the wind, always blowing from place to place. John
Date: 7/28/2020 2:24:00 PM
Extremely neatly expressed. This harks a warning, wrapped in beautiful observation.
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John Gondolf
Date: 7/29/2020 2:40:00 AM
Thank you so much, Sigrid, I appreciate it. John
Date: 2/14/2020 1:59:00 AM
I felt even more impressed with my second reading of this poem John. This is a fave for me! Congratulations on your deserving win! xxoo
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/14/2020 4:22:00 AM
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment and for the fave, Connie, I appreciate it. Hugs, John
Date: 2/8/2020 1:48:00 PM
Wind of the wayward heart...........beautifully told! Lonna
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/9/2020 6:01:00 AM
Thank you, Lonna, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, John
Date: 2/7/2020 2:06:00 PM
John - back to say congrats for your high placement and thanks for sharing with us this great sonnet. Keep writing, my friend ~ John
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/8/2020 8:15:00 AM
Thanks, John, I appreciate it. There were some really great sonnets in this contest, I enjoyed reading them this morning. John
Date: 2/7/2020 11:42:00 AM
John, I like the way you compare the wayward wind to a wayward heart. Such lovers can leave their mates in tremendous pain. The meter and flow are very good and your feelings are expressed beautifully. (We've had heavy wind here and tornado watches were posted last night.) Congratulations on your win in Emile's contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/8/2020 8:14:00 AM
Thank you so much, Carolyn, I'm glad you enjoyed my sonnet. Hugs, John
Date: 2/7/2020 11:24:00 AM
Congratulations John! Your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest. This contest was very tough to judge, for I was very strict, well done my friend, Emile.
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John Gondolf
Date: 2/8/2020 8:08:00 AM
Thanks so much, Emile, and thanks for hosting the contest. John
Date: 1/15/2020 3:32:00 AM
What a terrific sonnet John. This poem is truly a gem. Blessings my friend, Jennifer.
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/15/2020 6:08:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jenn, I appreciate you. Hugs, John
Date: 1/15/2020 12:02:00 AM
Beautiful just beautiful John! The metaphor is spot on and brilliantly expressed. xxoo
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/15/2020 4:34:00 AM
Thank you, Connie, I appreciate it. Hope all is well in paradise. Hugs, John
Date: 1/9/2020 5:50:00 PM
John, I'm glad I found this jewel of wise advice. I love your careful composition and development, your precision in cadence and rhyme. Using the wind as a metaphor for capriciousness was a nice stroke. Keep writing my friend, especially these fine sonnets! ~ John
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/10/2020 7:20:00 AM
Thanks so much for your comments and your visit, John, I appreciate it. John
Date: 1/8/2020 6:05:00 PM
Beware indeed because love is something that needs to be rooted deeply in one place in order to grow... This poem was beautifully written and rhymed my friend. Nicely done!
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/9/2020 4:19:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Kelly, I’m glad you enjoyed my sonnet. Hugs, John
Date: 1/8/2020 12:40:00 PM
Congratulations John on your HM!;)
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/8/2020 7:36:00 PM
Thank you, Bren!
Date: 1/8/2020 12:15:00 PM
one cannot know a heart is wayward until it's too late often...but perhaps the wayward heart is still seeking the heart that matches it best... good sonnet John...:) hugs
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/8/2020 12:48:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughts, Sandy. It is true, we often don't know until it is too late. Hugs, John
Date: 1/8/2020 10:57:00 AM
Love isn't a wild card. It is a beautiful emotion wrapping around the entire being. Many will take advantage of a tender heart. Not everyone. I believe when paths cross, they were meant to. Sometimes the reason is unknown. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/8/2020 11:42:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Brandy. You are right, love isn't a wild card to be played just to win the hand. It is a precious gift and should never be taken lightly. Hugs, John
Date: 1/8/2020 9:03:00 AM
Loved this sonnet John, I agree with Lin, the heart is treacherous, leads us to sad consequences if we do its bidding. Loved the old English, gave it a Poe-like feel, matched well with the warning message given!
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/8/2020 11:33:00 AM
Thanks, John, I appreciate your thoughts.
Date: 1/8/2020 8:18:00 AM
For sure, the wayward heart offers a way out...not pleasant! Always love reading your poetry, John!
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/8/2020 10:05:00 AM
Thank you so much, Kim, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 1/8/2020 6:36:00 AM
If only we could persuade our hearts to be cautious when it comes to love, but a heart is treacherous. Who can know it? We cannot rein it in and prevent it from seeking love, even if it's for one with a wayward heart. This is a fine sonnet, John. I haven't written one in quite some time, and you've inspired me.
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John Gondolf
Date: 1/8/2020 6:54:00 AM
Love is a chemical reaction within our brain and we can't help but follow our wild desires; it seems the heart always ends up being the victim. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Lin. I look forward to reading a sonnet from you, I know it will be wonderful. John