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Failure

Tomorrow has become today once more
Another day has passed in loneliness
Afraid to love, it's my fault I confess
That feeling of rejection I deplore

This emptiness inside I can't ignore
The love which I now save but can't express
Each time I try, it ends without success
It seems my heart has a revolving door

Although my time will soon come to an end
To die alone would be a tragedy
But looking back it seems my ship has sailed
Without a passenger to call my friend
Sad lonely poems will be my legacy
To die a lonely death, means I have failed


     by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 9/25/2017 11:21:00 PM
THIS IS GOOOOOOD IM ASKING PERMISSION TO COPY THE FIRST TWO STANZAS IN MY ASSIGNMENT! THANKS!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 9/26/2017 8:37:00 AM
You may use it but only if you put my name in the footnotes. After all it is my property. I'm sure you could write one better if you tried.
Date: 6/25/2017 12:30:00 PM
All so sad! The heart sings in poetic tragedy.
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Date: 6/1/2017 4:44:00 AM
Good Morning Daniel. My goodness. How sad your words and thoughts are. I hope this is your skilled poetic talent speaking. I believe there is love for all. Rest easy however in knowing you have created a wonderful entry that gives thought. Well done entirely.
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Date: 5/12/2017 2:47:00 PM
Dear Daniel, your poem is so full of sadness and yet great beauty that you should ban the idea of failure forever from your mind. When we go through difficult times it seems we'll never see the light at the ending of that proverbial tunnel, but life has ways to surprise you sometimes. I'm sending a big hug your way:) Amitiés
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Date: 5/11/2017 9:04:00 AM
Brilliant sonnet Daniel, you never fail to please me with your sonnets, exceptional piece. Roy, :)
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Date: 5/11/2017 7:26:00 AM
It is hard to be lonely; you depicted the sadness so well in your beautiful poem. I am sending good thoughts and wish you happier days. It is good to see you back!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/11/2017 7:27:00 AM
And I am so sorry to hear about your mother.
Date: 5/11/2017 5:35:00 AM
The sad blue flute from a lonely cloud bunch/After a long a time since we saw you/Makes us pensive while the nuts that we munch/Taste caustic and bland devoid of all hue/Nor do we know what has happened to you/Your sparkling poetry still invites us/May you come round and enlighten the dew/And let us convey you the seven plus ...
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Date: 5/10/2017 7:28:00 PM
Hey Danny, you're breaking my heart. Of course you are loved. Just because you're alone doesn't mean no one loves you. I do my friend! You're always in my thoughts, and prayers... Big Hug :) Kina
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Date: 5/10/2017 7:17:00 PM
Such a sad poem but a great model of Italian sonnet, Daniel. i hope you are feeling better these days? It's good to know you are writing and I hope to see more and more from you.
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Date: 5/10/2017 7:14:00 PM
Loneliness, is a terrible tragedy, there's no possible way you're a failure, your poetry defines you not some so called "success" in love. Singleness can also be a gift if we use it the right way, and you're on your way! Great to "see" you again Danny, I was worried about you!
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Date: 5/10/2017 7:08:00 PM
Your words gently take the reader to a private place in your heart where your feelings have become melancholy with the approach of old age. Emile.
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Date: 5/10/2017 2:28:00 PM
7/7 good write. I also know this feeling of being alone, but the thing for me is that the poems I write and the friends I make on here help numb that alittle. Im always here If you want to talk, or just to have a friend!! ^-^
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Date: 5/10/2017 9:42:00 AM
Big hugs to you Daniel! I know loneliness all too well. Your poetry is lovely.
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laken smith
Date: 5/10/2017 10:27:00 AM
Thank you :) Just be yourself. Old fashioned or not, staying true to ourselves is the most important thing you could ever do. There is someone for everyone but we never know when or who it shall be. The right person will love you for who you are. Don't lose hope and as long as you have love in your heart, you are never truly alone.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 10:01:00 AM
Thank you. Laken. I really do love that name. So uniquely beautiful. I think if I had someone to share my life with, I would live longer. This being alone is killing m, but on the other hand, I'm not sure I could get along with anyone. I'm just so old fashioned and set in my ways.
Date: 5/10/2017 9:24:00 AM
Daniel, your friendship has been very inspiring for me, I hope all is well since you were hurt... Hugs Eve
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:57:00 AM
Physically, I am well. My mother is in really bad shape and that has really been bothering me. The realization that the finish line is close, has had me very depressed. It is so nice to be back among friends. I have missed you, Mrs Eve. Thank you for dropping by:)
Date: 5/10/2017 8:53:00 AM
Oh Daniel, potent pen. 7 in a puddle of tears xomo
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:55:00 AM
Seems the older I get, the lonelier I get. Thank you for friendly visits, Maureen. Great to see you again:)
Date: 5/10/2017 5:58:00 AM
The only faiure is in not trying, which I know you do. So you are not a failure. You will be happy someday, just keep trying. -- Jo
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:52:00 AM
Thank you for the wonderful supporting comment, Jolene. Nice to see you, again. How have you been?
Date: 5/9/2017 11:53:00 PM
Deep yet beautiful sonnet Daniel... A big7... You are a great poet and you inspired many of us.... Please don't worry...
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Supraja Kannan
Date: 5/11/2017 9:37:00 AM
I am fine Daniel... How nice of you ! Enjoying the new home... Studies are going well... Thank you so much... I am so glad...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:52:00 AM
Thank you sweet Supraja:) Hoping you are well. Still loving that new house? How are your studies going?
Date: 5/9/2017 5:28:00 PM
A 7+ for this great sonnet--skillfully-written (as always) and SO MOVING, Daniel. I can relate--since everywhere I go I'm surrounded by couples in my age bracket (mid-sixties) who have been married for decades and are still happy together. I've been alone for decades. Enough of my pity party!Welcome back!! Janice
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:51:00 AM
If we got together, we could really have a great pity party. I am my worst enemy. Thank you for the friendly visit. I know what you mean, seeing people walking and holding hands really makes me feel like a loser.
Date: 5/9/2017 3:54:00 PM
Failure should not even be in your vocabulary Daniel. Your poetry usually exceeds all expectations and not only inspires but elates and elevates the heart! ; ) 7
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:49:00 AM
Mrs Connie, there are no words that I could use to express my adoration for you. You always pick me up with your kindness:) Thank you.
Date: 5/9/2017 3:19:00 PM
If a person can go their entire life without touching a human heart, cause someone to smile with joy, or plant a single seed of thought or pondering in another's mind, socially and maybe spiritually, he has failed. You, my friend have far surpassed such meager qualifiers. I am my own witness. Were it not for you, I would never have found the courage to change my life. If that makes you a failure, well, I sure am grateful for it! Perhaps pain has skewed your perspective my friend. Keep in touch.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:47:00 AM
I hope you already know how much your friendship means to me:) Thank you my sweet friend.
Date: 5/9/2017 2:51:00 PM
we will all die alone my friend, it is the nature of things, there is no failure in a life lived and every legacy ever left will eventually be covered by the passing of time..welcome back, for now your legacy lives, tomorrow will bring what it brings
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:45:00 AM
Thank you Frederic. Depressing days bring depressing thoughts. I'm like Scarlett O'Hara."I'll worry about that tomorrow" Great to see your friendly face my frien
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Jeannie Minor
Date: 5/9/2017 6:36:00 PM
Well said, Frederic! I second that!
Date: 5/9/2017 2:39:00 PM
Your poetry is a very big success Daniel. Please never think of yourself as a failure. #7
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:40:00 AM
You're sweet:) I think each of us is our harshest critic. There are many kinds of failure. Thank you so much for the lovely visit, Elizabeth:)
Date: 5/9/2017 2:33:00 PM
Your poetry, happy or sad will forever sail into the hearts of your readers my friend. Welcome back, it has been a while and you were definitely missed.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:38:00 AM
Thank you, Chris. You are too kind:) Still busy but life is slowing down a little.
Date: 5/9/2017 2:29:00 PM
I have missed you, no failure in that, just friendship, I hope...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:38:00 AM
Hey Charlie! Nice to see "friend" I suppose I should have specified "lady friends". I have missed you also:)
Date: 5/9/2017 2:03:00 PM
I don't believe you have failed at all. You sprinkled your heart all across the world.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 5/10/2017 9:36:00 AM
That is debatable:) Thanks Tim. I have sewn a few seeds of discourse also.