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If Only If only, world had continued on usual darken course life had not turned to this humanity's new divorce separated by disease and fear of impending death, fearful of others and even now taking public breath! If only, sun would shine upon this city's usual throngs dawn would break upon merriment, laughter and happy songs bacon, eggs, toast, coffee again would be so very great we would as before rush to work praying not to be late! If only, days would return to the ordinary before across sad world, gaiety would reach every shore night and loneliness would not deliver such dreaded dread and we could live without knowing so many are now dead! If only, we and earth would be truly blessed to endure. And divine hands would wash away this darkness so impure. Robert J. Lindley, 4-01-2020 Sonnet, ( When The Dark Hand Of Fate Decides To Strike So Many Down ) Note- I told myself that I would not write about this modern day calamity and its destruction wrecked upon so very many! Yet this came to me and I knew I'd be wrong to not give it space and air to breathe. One thought gives me comfort, the knowing that- this too shall one day pass. May God bless you, one and all....

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Date: 4/27/2020 3:04:00 PM
Sometimes when the spirit moves you, you have to write it down, then if you choose to share it, we can enjoy it. Glad you posted this one Robert, enjoyed!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/27/2020 4:32:00 PM
Thank you my friend. True words spoken. As poets we must write, we should share and in willing and giving spirit hope that such aids our fellow man. Light, Faith, Truth, Promise, Hope, Giving, Sharing, Salvation- ALL are blessings to mankind...- God bless....
Date: 4/9/2020 7:45:00 PM
Dear Robert, your artistic and sensitive soul ever does shine in this superb and thought-provoking Sonnet. If only, indeed, dear poet... If only we could have truly appreciated what we had before this vicious virus circulated among us.. hopefully we will heed the lesson learned and more greatly appreciate life, its simple wonders, happiness and each other, after this dreadful scourge has passed, leaving us more grateful for what we had and what we will have in time to come. I'm so glad you gave this exceptional gem space and air to breathe. Warmest wishes, my wonderful friend, for you and yours to stay safe and healthy.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/9/2020 10:15:00 PM
Thank you, my dear friend, your wonderful appreciation for my poem is highly valued, warms my heart and is held in my deepest gratitude always..
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/9/2020 9:03:00 PM
I have just read your newest poem. It quite simply floored me in its magnificent artistry and exceptionally smooth flow. Such can only be created by a poet of truly exceptional talent, immense insight and inspirational heart and soul.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/9/2020 8:01:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Appreciation is the key, hope and faith are the light. God bless....
Date: 4/8/2020 9:33:00 PM
It will pass, let's hope it brings people together to create a better, safer world.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/9/2020 7:59:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless....
Date: 4/5/2020 6:54:00 PM
One day this crisis will be just a sad memory and our lives will return to normal but they will never be the same. You have expressed well the trauma we are all coping with Robert. God Bless...xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/9/2020 7:59:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless....
Date: 4/4/2020 9:45:00 PM
I am glad you the vow to yourself, I love this poem. Faved.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/9/2020 7:59:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless....
Date: 4/4/2020 1:38:00 PM
We're all trying to escape from the doom and gloom this virus is bringing mankind. But everything we do at the moment is caused by it, keeping our distance, staying inside as much as possible. Etc. It has whether we like it or not become part of our lives. Well written Robert. Tom
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/9/2020 7:59:00 PM
Thank you my friend. God bless....
Date: 4/3/2020 4:31:00 AM
A great sonnet..I have not been around PS because the poetry and comnents are dark and depressing. Stay safe and all? I can't take it. PS was a haven for me from the news. I don't listen to it. These are new times. I can sit back, cry and see negative but I do not. Panagiota...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/4/2020 6:32:00 AM
Thank you my friend. God bless....
Date: 4/2/2020 2:53:00 PM
Beautiful...... I love where you say,"One thought gives me comfort, the knowing that- this too shall one day pass. May God bless you, one and all.." You are so right. Be blessed and safe....................
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/4/2020 6:32:00 AM
Thank you my friend... God bless....
Date: 4/1/2020 11:44:00 AM
Poets have the absolute right to release their words to present a world, envision its possibilities.. to connect with the mundane of upheavals and render it in so beautiful a work of Art, insight, Faith and Hope.. Lucky are your readers having you broken your vow! And kept genuine an allegiance to Poetry! A great work, Robert! An immense pleasure to read! My best regards and blessings.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/1/2020 9:17:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I truly appreciate your kind words and support. Poetry to me is a reality, a truth that reveals ones heart and soul. A method to communicate and to give back to others. This world would be far lesser if poetry did not exist. If its accumulated gems were not available for us to see and read of the past and the hopes/dreams/ideas/sacrifices of past centuries of magnificent poets! God bless...
Date: 4/1/2020 10:50:00 AM
I, many weeks ago promised myself not to write a poem about this worldwide calamity that has wrecked such havoc, misery , sorrow, harm and death upon so many. Yet late last night these first verses came to me and this morn that nagging invisible voice( my muse) tormented me until I relented and sat to compose this new poem. Still not sure if it was right to break my vow to myself. But what is done -is done. God bless....
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