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Compassion Within Us, Placed By Divine Hands

Compassion Within Us, Placed By Divine Hands Compassion, weakness or a curse or expression of mercy's heart, I denying Love, which is worse than savagery this world imparts became blind in my silent pains an enigma, lost, out of touch treasuring my ill-gotten gains my lies held firm, my needed crutch. In ignorance racing along my repentant soul yet cried out I running from world's teeming throngs destiny's hand, life turned about compassion's touch, came not too late *I am the master of my fate.* Written 3rd February 5th, 2020 For famous poetic lines 2 poetry contest sponsored by Silent One. The ending line in this new sonnet: **I am the master of my fate.** is in reference to the line chosen: "I am the master of my fate" - written by William Ernest Henley Credit given to William Ernest Henley for his fine verse and the poetry and gift of power and imaginative verse it inspired.

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Date: 2/13/2020 2:35:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! thanks for sharing this... I 'm delighted especially with your line: "compassion's touch, came not too late." Indeed, the Lord's divine touch is always on time. God bless you.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/13/2020 11:41:00 AM
Thank you my friend. So true, God never fails us. His light shines for any and l that care to acknowledge its gift, his love and mercy. God bless....
Date: 2/11/2020 7:49:00 AM
Congrats on your podium win Robert--so well deserved my friend!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/11/2020 11:27:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Contest theme gave me great inspiration.....
Date: 2/10/2020 4:11:00 PM
An excellent poem Robert, congrats. :)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 8:39:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless...
Date: 2/9/2020 2:22:00 PM
congratulations Robert
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 4:10:00 PM
Thank you my friend, God bless you and yours...
Date: 2/9/2020 2:05:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning entry Robert. Brilliantly written! xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 4:10:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I was wonderfully inspired from the Henley verse that I chose..As you know I write a lot of poems about FATE-- always have since young and tender age of 15. God bless....
Date: 2/9/2020 12:05:00 PM
- A great and inspirational poem Robert, congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 4:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless you and yours...
Date: 2/9/2020 11:36:00 AM
great sonnet...I too used the same line, it inspired a beauty from you my friend... congratulations on your win... hugs
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 4:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, the inspiration given from Henley's verse was as a godsend for me.. God bless...
Date: 2/9/2020 9:42:00 AM
Congratulations, dear friend, on a well-deserved win! As usual your incredible poetic talents are reflected in this amazing piece! I pray that you're doing well! Best regards. Pandita
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 4:05:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Always a pleasure to hear from you...
Date: 2/9/2020 6:13:00 AM
As Teppo said you are master of sonnets.. I like how you restricted this one to 8 syllables... a creative take to the line.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/10/2020 4:04:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I was truly and deeply inspired by your contest theme and the verse that I CHOSE TO USE. God bless...