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I've never kissed a pig with my eyes closed
Nor have I ever held a hand of time
However, there was once when I proposed
But that was back when I was in my prime

I still recall how much she loved to dance
She'd laugh at me and make my face turn red
She taught me all the secrets of romance
That love was what one did, not what one said

I search the shadows for her purple hue
I take her mem'ry everywhere I go
Its smile has it's own special shade of blue
Its  taste so sweet no one could ever know

They tell me only time mends broken hearts
I wonder just how long before it starts.



   by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/14/2018 9:30:00 PM
G'day Daniel … a beaut sonnet no doubt as it is written in true sonnet style with the 'oh well' finale - pleasure to read - Lindsay
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Date: 7/28/2018 1:21:00 AM
The longing can be felt, DT, well written:)
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Date: 7/26/2018 5:45:00 PM
To be truthful it takes a while to get over a real true love. This was eloquently penned. Thank you for the visit to my site.
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Date: 7/26/2018 11:18:00 AM
Hello Danny, I dropped by to read your latest sonnet here, and I'm very pleased that I did. I always find your turn of expression and the matter-of-fact-nature of how you portray your thoughts and emotions of the moment in your sonnets to be direct and compelling, tempered by an exceptional sensitivity for whatever topic or theme you are writing about. A tremendous sonnet here for sure!! The verses of each of the stanzas and the closing couplet are truly remarkable. Outstanding!! A FAVE!! Best, Gary (P.S. You should win this contest!!)
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Date: 7/26/2018 12:56:00 AM
Lovely and exquisitely melancholy write, Daniel, and one that speaks to my heart ... I'm waiting for it, too, and after 35 years, I think I've paid enough dues, and would appreciate "fate" removing her from every dream. Many loves and laughs later, the longing continues ... unfettered. Awesome poem, friend, going to my favs. Blessings!
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Date: 7/26/2018 10:08:00 AM
Thank you, Greg. I guess we are just a pair of old romantics. Real love never dies:) I appreciate your kind comments and your continued support my friend:)
Date: 7/23/2018 1:09:00 PM
Candid romance is always the best, Daniel. Much like this thoughtful peeling of the veil to the heart. An elegantly expressed poem, my dear friend. Love and joy always.
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Date: 7/25/2018 10:34:00 PM
Hello Freddie. I thank you, sir. How have you been? Busy, I'm guessing. It's always a pleasure my friend:)
Date: 7/23/2018 10:04:00 AM
A beautifully penned, bittersweet sonnet, Daniel. Excellent final couplet. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 7/25/2018 10:32:00 PM
Thank you, TJ. I appreciate your kindness. You have supported me from the beginning and I can't tell you what it means to me. Be well my friend:)
Date: 7/23/2018 5:14:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant Daniel, I didn’t know what to expect when reading the first line but then I was totally captivated, so talented, good luck in contest, a winner for me. :))
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Date: 7/25/2018 10:31:00 PM
Thank you, Roy. They are fun to write, are they not? I appreciate your stopping by to read and comment. I always enjoy your friendly visits:) Be well my friend.
Date: 7/22/2018 7:06:00 AM
Daniel, I'm not generally known as being very sentimental, but this is one of the sweetest and most heartfelt sonnets I think I've ever read.
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Date: 7/22/2018 8:42:00 AM
Thank you, Jim. That is quite a compliment. I appreciate your kindness. Have a great day:)
Date: 7/21/2018 10:52:00 PM
Daniel, your well written love sonette rocks!!
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:07:00 PM
Thank you, LM. Hey do you think you could make it into a song? lol I appreciate your kind comments and your support my friend.
Date: 7/21/2018 7:26:00 PM
Another FINE sonnet, Danny--a favorite! Janice
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:06:00 PM
Hello Janice. Thank you. Hope you are staying in out of this heat. The heat index was 120F here, the other day. The bright side is, that summer sun will sure make those watermelons sweeter:) Yummm!
Date: 7/21/2018 6:37:00 PM
The enchantment of love stays with us through our life as our memories cradle us in the arms of that love. I adore this poem Daniel. : ) xxoo
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:03:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. Are you still having computer problems? Nice to see you:) Hoping you are well.
Date: 7/21/2018 4:56:00 PM
Daniel, your sonnets always so well done with perfect imagery , syllable count and rhyme. A piece of love only you could have experienced. Good luck in the contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:01:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. You're always so kind and supportive. Hey did you get the bugs worked out yet? Hoping you are well.
Date: 7/21/2018 1:01:00 PM
Daniel, this is a winning Sonnet from the beginning of what was a special love to its sad end! It's so unfortunate when we fall in love with people who only stay for a season. Hopefully new lasting love will come along! This is certainly a most insightful piece. Good luck in the contest and I wish you love. Pandita
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:00:00 PM
Thank you Pandita. What a wonderful wish:) You are such a dear. Believe it or not, that last verse was inspired by my mother. She's been gone a year this month. I know you miss yours, too:( God bless!
Date: 7/21/2018 12:08:00 PM
Your words of superb imagery gently take the reader to a private place in your heart and we feel welcome. I am captured by the images so skillfully developed by the author and the passion of the words move me.
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Date: 7/21/2018 12:11:00 PM
Thank you for the friendly visit. Emile. Hoping you are well my friend. I learned something new today my friend. be well:)
Date: 7/21/2018 12:07:00 PM
Sometimes wound is healed. Sometimes never. All the best.
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Date: 7/21/2018 12:12:00 PM
Thank you, Anisha. Wonderful to see you again. Hoping you are well:)
Date: 7/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
Very nice indeed Daniel, sad but quirky too. I’m a massive fan of quirky! Good luck in the contest :-)
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Date: 7/21/2018 12:03:00 PM
Thank you, Nina. I take a lot of pride in being quirky:) So nice to see you again. Hoping you are well:)
Date: 7/21/2018 11:14:00 AM
maybe you need to stop clock watching and get off the porch, good one DT, best wishes in the contest...
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Charlie Smith
Date: 7/21/2018 3:39:00 PM
Supposed to be 110 today. Glad I'm not a roofer...
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:25:00 AM
Thank you Charlie. Are you staying out of this heat. It is hotter than 10 by-gods here. 120 heat index yesterday. Whew!
Date: 7/21/2018 10:58:00 AM
you covered life with this one from laughter to tears...good luck in the contest
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:24:00 AM
Thank you, Frederic. He said he liked tragic endings. I hope this fits the bill! Wonderful to see you again old friend. Hoping you are well.
Date: 7/21/2018 10:31:00 AM
Beautiful in it's sadness Danny, hope it does well in the contest, a winner in my estimation!
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:22:00 AM
Thank you, John. Not expecting too much. I just try to have fun when I write. Wonderful to see you. Everything going ok?
Date: 7/21/2018 10:20:00 AM
Oh, ouch. Well done! xomo
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:21:00 AM
Thanks Mo:) Nice to see you again, Hoping you are well.
Date: 7/21/2018 9:40:00 AM
Such beauty and heartache in your moving and emotional sonnet, Daniel. The loveliness of your stanzas sets up the sad dramatic impact of your closing couplet wonderfully. You paint the extremes very artistically my friend.. Best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/21/2018 11:21:00 AM
Hello Susan. Where have you been hiding? Thank you for the friendly visit and the support. So nice to see you:)
Date: 7/21/2018 8:04:00 AM
So nice to read you again. Your sonnet is touching and reads so true . Good Luck in the contest. SuZ
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Date: 7/21/2018 8:41:00 AM
Thank you, SuZ. Wonderful to see you again Is it hot in NC? Hoping you and yours are well. I appreciate your kindness and support:)
Date: 7/21/2018 6:47:00 AM
You had me laughing then sadness overcame...I don't think it's the amount of time but more of the heart needs to love again...whether a person, place, or activity but still we will have those sullen moments.
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Date: 7/21/2018 8:40:00 AM
Hello Tim. That was my intent, to go from one extreme to the other:) It's been a year since I buried my mom. It seems like yesterday:( I will never fill the void she left.Hope you are staying cool!
Date: 7/21/2018 1:27:00 AM
I love a poem that uses humor then delves deep, even to places we sometimes wish not visit at times, This my friend is a very well written sonnet and a fav for me!.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/21/2018 8:37:00 AM
Thank you Arthur. So nice to see you. Hoping you are well. I appreciate your kind comments and support.
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