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How mischievous those goddesses of fate That bend our paths toward our destiny They tempt us, setting traps, with diff'rent bait Like fools, we complicate simplicity Each turn we take is draped in mystery A lucky choice builds up our confidence Then fate reminds us, oh so subtly Again, we're on the wrong side of the fence The twists and turns of life offer suspense We see our big break up around the bend But fate knows that for love, there's no defense Next thing you know, you've turned down a dead end Fate has control of destiny it seems Don't let that stop you chasing down your dreams by Daniel Turner Spenserian sonnet: abab bcbc cdcd ee

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Date: 6/23/2017 1:31:00 PM
Great sonnet of pure truth from the heart, Daniel. Let me also wish you a belated kudos for POTW. Beautifully crafted poem. Love always.
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Date: 6/17/2017 5:21:00 PM
Hello Daniel, I need to get by more often as I can to read your poetry. Belated Congratulations are in certainly in order for POTW!! I've written both Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets, but not yet a Spenserian. I've written about Fate and Destiny in the past, and I really like your presentation here replete with all of the nuances. Your closing couplet says it all. "Dreams" are a very important aspect of our human dimension. Superb Work!! A FAVE IN MY BOOK!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 6/17/2017 8:05:00 PM
Thank you, Gary. There are so many great poets on this site, it is impossible to read every poem. I never take offense when people do not read. There are only so many hours in the day. I appreciate your kindness:)
Date: 6/15/2017 3:05:00 AM
Great. Your poem reminds me of a line from Leonhard Cohen '...there is no cure from love...'.
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Date: 6/15/2017 8:28:00 PM
Thank you for that very high company:)
Date: 6/10/2017 6:30:00 PM
what a wonderful sonnet Daniel I see your pen is flowing with golden ink again and many congrats on POTW:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/8/2017 7:58:00 PM
oh I see now. It was POTD!! BIG congrats for that.
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Date: 6/8/2017 7:57:00 PM
Seeing this one again. Was it for a contest? I sure do like it!!
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Date: 6/6/2017 9:20:00 AM
Congrats!!! Daniel...who did you get to pose for the Goddesses?lol...fantastic job my friend...hope all is well...^WW^
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Date: 6/4/2017 2:31:00 PM
Oh..Daniel,hello. I have just finished reading this poem. As I was reading every word you have written, I felt it was a message for me. A 7 I am writing this poem in my home made poetry book so I can always have iit when I need it. Thank you for this poem.
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Date: 6/4/2017 1:13:00 PM
So this was chosen POTW, and I didn't even realize!! Congratulations for the honour, but even more for the sonnet itself...a pleasure to read. Regards // paul
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Date: 6/3/2017 11:01:00 PM
Beautifully composed.
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Date: 6/2/2017 12:35:00 PM
Congratulations. Great job.
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Date: 6/2/2017 6:26:00 AM
We control our own destiny through choices made...not always the right ones, but we have to keep dreaming. This is excellent, Danny.
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Date: 6/1/2017 10:12:00 PM
There is a different between Love and what you desire in love. A love to last, and a love you just desire in you. We done mistakes because of this unbalance self of what we want and what is good. We can determine between the two. Your emotion spoke towards your experienced. There is so much ahead.Thank you so much for sharing.
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Date: 6/1/2017 7:23:00 AM
...but can you?
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Date: 6/1/2017 2:27:00 AM
Fate can wait! I have plans! Well done Daniel
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Date: 5/31/2017 9:22:00 PM
I love this, Danny, especially the last two lines. Never stop dreaming. Who knows? Sometimes Fate smiles on them. A FAV for me! :)
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Date: 5/31/2017 4:33:00 PM
Life does offer us many twists and turns and what we chose will determine our destiny. A wonderful poem. love phyl
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Date: 5/30/2017 10:19:00 PM
Daniel, not only a beautiful poem, such a well written sonnet filled with heart, something missing in many other sonnets.
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Date: 5/30/2017 12:22:00 PM
Yes, POTW--well-deserved. Daniel, you write great sonnets! Janice
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Date: 5/30/2017 10:27:00 AM
Though I don't believe in fate, I do agree that this sonnet is well written, DT:) congratulations on POTW:)
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Date: 5/30/2017 8:28:00 AM
A big congratulations on your well deserved POTW... I am so happy for you...
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Date: 5/30/2017 1:30:00 AM
Hi Daniel, Congratulations on getting Poem of the Week, so well deserved..... Maria
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Date: 5/28/2017 11:10:00 PM
Hi Daniel, This is so well written. Congratulations on getting the poem of week. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Date: 5/28/2017 3:55:00 PM
Congratulations, Daniel!
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Date: 5/28/2017 6:51:00 AM
Good Morning Daniel. May nothing get in the way of dreaming and yes chasing that dream. The goddesses still stand by. This is lovely poetry with a marvelous title attached to which you did not stray. Congratulations on your entry being chosen POTW. It is well deserving. Enjoy the morning and day.
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