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In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate

In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate Life, its complexity truly astounds astounds this old soul so sadly earthbound earthbound but not without imagined flight flight into blue heavens's glimmering night. Night of ill winds that beggars disbelief disbelief of blindness that brings dark grief grief of those lost, dying with no recourse recourse from disease of war's killing force. Force spilling blood, war's sad barbaric score score of flesh and bones, as death demands more more as heaping mounds of worthless refuse refuse this world considers of no use! Life, horrors often born of man's dark hate Hate's dark blindness, chalked up to just be Fate! Robert J. Lindley, 11- 21-2019 Chained Sonnet, ( War, Its Savagery And Its Bloody Costs) ( Where Peace And Beauty Can Be Shattered In An Instant) Perfect 100 words hit... Syllables Per Line:10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Total # Syllables: 140 Total # Words::::: 100 Chained Sonnet definition: Chained Sonnet ( or linked sonnet), is a sonnet that uses the poetic device of chaining. The elements of the Chained sonnet are: 1. the verse is written in any sonnet form. 2. chained when the end word of the previous line is the first word of the next line. 3. flexible, at the poet's discretion, to bring the sonnet full circle the first word of the sonnet is the last word of the sonnet. Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/forums/topic/1053-chained-sonnet/ Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the resource at Poetry Magnum Opus Site. ## Note::Classified as “Gadget” Sonnet, as they have refrain, or have construction or length requirements which fall outside of the “standard” sonnet area, which generally vary only in meter, line-length, rhyme pattern or volta requirements. Reference:: http://poetscollective.org/everysonnet/gadget-sonnets/ Source: http://forums.familyfriendpoems.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=130578

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Date: 11/28/2019 8:08:00 AM
Excellent, excellent work Robert. There is too much hatred in this world. Things can never change for the better while things are, as they are. One day, we have to realise that only together, as one, do we survive. As always, Robert, your words bring their message home. Never heard of this kind of sonnet. I love the concept and the content of this write. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your friend always....Mike. A Fave
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/30/2019 7:52:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Sad that within mankind in its fallen state, are those inner chains with links made of dark hate... Writing a chained sonnet is actually fun.......
Date: 11/24/2019 11:53:00 PM
Wow Robert enjoyed this very much!;)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/26/2019 4:26:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am truly delighted that you enjoyed this one. God bless...
Date: 11/23/2019 11:29:00 AM
Robert, this is a new form for me too. Your sonnet is thought-provoking, and I really appreciate the additional information concerning the form. Brilliant! ~Mark
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Date: 11/23/2019 5:46:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I think to give as much information as is possible when presenting my poems. Especially if written in new form or else a rarely seen form. God bless.
Date: 11/22/2019 2:31:00 AM
This is a new form for me. I can barely write a simple straight forward sonnet. You are excellence first class.
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Date: 11/23/2019 5:45:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Now you know you never fail in your composing my friend. There is too much heart and soul in your poetry for that.. God bless..
Date: 11/21/2019 2:07:00 PM
An excellent sonnet as always and your subject is true, what an awful world we live in... so much hatred and evil... but there are also some very good people and good things that go on in the world...
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Date: 11/21/2019 3:50:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, such is the truth--there are many very kind and good people in this world, but wickedness also rages across its realms, as an evil beast, seeking to kill and devour its victims and primarily targeting the innocent in the process, imho. God bless....
Date: 11/21/2019 10:57:00 AM
Fantastic chain Sonnet, Robert! ( I must give this one a try- I've written a chain poem before- but much shorter lines, and longer tgan a sonnet...takes some doing! And your thoughts on the horrors of war, and the useless waste of human life, being chalked up to fate, are close to my heart- War never made sense to me as a child...Excellent write! Fav this one. (((Hugs)))
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Date: 11/21/2019 3:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I hope that you give it a try and find you truly enjoy the creative process. I know that I did and the resulting poem to me was well worth the time and heartfelt renderings that went into it.
Date: 11/21/2019 10:50:00 AM
There is way too much hate in the world. Even by those who stand behind the book that teaches love. Wonderful Robert
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Date: 11/21/2019 3:44:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Many are the pretenders that hide behind that book, to work their evil ways and profit by such wicked deceptions. Far too many are being-- "taught"-- to hate in this modern and getting darker every day world. God bless....