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Life, Love, And Verses Born Of True Poetic Heart

Life, Love, And Verses Born Of True Poetic Heart

Waken to Life, its joys that bring truest living
 amidst this world and its pitiless deceiving,
Ample the blessings cast forth by divine givings
 true is the gratitude in grateful receiving.
 
Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

Be still and allow kind hearts to wonders bestow
 as golden prizes to those in direst of need,
Pure as gleaming whites in blankets of heavy snow
 as counterweights to human graft and its greed.
 
Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

Fear not, that such goodness will by evil be slain
 for the Light by wicked blade shall not perish,
Sweetest treasures by blackest of deeds no man gains
 that which in Love and Harmony we most cherish.
 
Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

As morn's radiant glows, entreats our admiration
 we with courageous hearts, our verses compose,
Deep symbols, well thrown benevolent salutation
 oft as supple in colors, as is Love's red rose.
 
Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
As Life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

As fleeing sun with soft red hues in honor gifts
 may we in our humbleness, this pleasure feel,
creation gave us our souls, that Life oft uplifts
 and in dawn's brilliant glows, rays that heal.

Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises.
As life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.

Robert J. Lindley
Rhyme, 
began on June 9th, 1983,
finished today, October 3rd, 2019
thirty-six years in the making.
Now I am hoping to be able to finish about 
120 other unfinished pieces from decades ago.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/10/2019 8:07:00 AM
''Watch each dawn, as in resplendent glory its rises. As life gives Love, Mystery and other Surprises.'' Robert...As we await the glorious surprises the other unfinished pieces will bring..Great poem..
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Date: 10/8/2019 2:36:00 PM
Monorhymes in the first quatrain sound like bells, calling for awakening. Ding-ding, do you hear, guys? I bet the poet did it on purpose because the poem has different structure thereafter. It's amazing! Especially since awakening is the main theme of the poem.
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Date: 10/8/2019 5:25:00 PM
Breaking rules should be a part of any poet's routine. Imagine if throughout history every poet followed strictly every rule , dotted every (i) and crossed every (t). Notice the 6th verse, As Life gives Love, Mystery and other *Surprises*. You my friend were sharp to see my change up was in tune with this important verse, *Surprises*, capitalized and Key to what I feel life has been about and how it has so affected me. As I never thought to live past thirty when young, now have made 65 and still going. God bless...