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Lost Love

Who measures lives that heed ascetic vows
against the shallow lives that sell their souls
and conscience where a humble heart allows 
a hope for furtive thoughts a lost love stole.
While nonchalant, the world forgets its birth
and measures value by another god
whose graven gilded form defies its worth -
the glow is hidden by a gold facade.
Now Hollywood consumes the devil's sheep,
the flock who sacrificed their own sad lives;
upon the crimson carpets where they creep,
each posing in their struggle to survive.
The love that's lost for self within the smiles,
is found before the Heaven's holy trials.


English/Shakespearean Sonnet

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/2/2018 12:38:00 AM
Excellent piece, Craig, and a fave for me, thanks. Regards, Viv
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Date: 2/12/2018 6:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Craig, nicely done and enjoyed reading. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 2/12/2018 2:12:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Craig.
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Date: 2/11/2018 6:36:00 PM
A deep, intriguing and compelling sonnet Craig. There's no business like show business and its sad business of soul selling is beautifully expressed with keen use of the required words and great poetic lines. Congratulations on your wonderful second place win. ~Susan
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Date: 2/11/2018 1:34:00 PM
Wonderful write Craig congrats on a shared 2nd place!
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Date: 1/17/2018 6:28:00 PM
an expose of La-La Land and its betrayals. You have woven the required words into a very nice sonnet
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craig cornish
Date: 1/18/2018 10:44:00 AM
Thank you John
Date: 1/17/2018 3:57:00 PM
Love the rhythmic flow in your lovely sonnet, Craig...you make it look so effortless! GL in the contest. :)
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craig cornish
Date: 1/18/2018 10:48:00 AM
Hi Laura, Thank you---Hope it's warmer in San Diego than where we are in Florida (just north of Tampa) --this AM 28 degrees----brrrrr
Date: 1/17/2018 1:27:00 PM
Such true words Craig. It's another world entirely and sadly for many, there never seems to be happiness. Amazing sonnet! ~Judy
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craig cornish
Date: 1/17/2018 2:18:00 PM
Thanks so much Judith!
Date: 1/17/2018 12:21:00 PM
Rockin the form Craig! Excellent ink :) xomo Good luck in the contest!
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craig cornish
Date: 1/17/2018 2:19:00 PM
Hi Maureen, Thank You - I rarely enter contests anymore but I couldn't resist this sonnet one.
Date: 1/17/2018 12:11:00 PM
your sonnet made me think of Paul Simon "people bowed and prayed to the neon God they made: words of the prophet are written on the subway wall" well said poet
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craig cornish
Date: 1/17/2018 2:30:00 PM
Sounds of silence would be welcome these days Frederic--Thanks