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This poem has been written in sonnet form, but I classified it as lyrics as the poem was put to music by a band called BETB. Fulvio from Italy, a band member of BETB, got in touch with me asking if they could use my sonnet “No Escape” for lyrics of their song. They play what they call dark blues rock and dark blues. I am very excited about this and I am very pleased with the demo of the song as this is the kind of dark music I like and enhances the mood of the poem. The poem itself was posted as a sonnet on 1st March, 2016. A link to the song is below:

https://soundcloud.com/user-194023024/no-escape

 

POTD 10th October 2018

 

Listen to poem:
The freedom of life’s end without escape,
no place to elude the pain of despair.
So close was the notion of a black cape,
darkness to cover existence unfair.
The pain of love far more than life itself,
to bear in hapless sorrow of regret.
Lost in the false sense of my darkest self
tainted minds morbid reflections beset.
Dejected self with mindless thoughts adrift;
no lease of life to feel the next morrow.
I was chosen to live by natures gift
and find freedom from the fear of sorrow.
Restrained by realities painful wrath,
a search begins to find life’s righteous path.


T.J Grén
8th October 2018

Link to song: https://soundcloud.com/user-194023024/no-escape

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/29/2019 7:16:00 PM
Just listened to - and enjoyed the musical setting of your poem. I have something in a similar vein, Got to "Demon, Demon" by Ghost Funk Orchestra Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/11/2019 12:53:00 AM
Thank you very much, Matthew. I looked up Demon, Demon on Youtube. Very good. T.J
Date: 9/16/2019 7:50:00 PM
Congratulations Teppo Is writing in itself not the Great Escape A Lyrical escape Searching is the Righteous path.
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Date: 12/11/2019 12:52:00 AM
Thank you very much, Christopher. Much appreciated. T.J
Date: 11/20/2018 3:32:00 AM
Wow Teppo how wonderful to have your talent spotted and having these deep lyrics set to music - they have done an awesome job !:-) I've got the chorus going round in my head! hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/19/2018 8:08:00 PM
An indomitable apposite I imagine.
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Date: 11/18/2018 8:44:00 PM
Yeah, reality can be a "b**ch", Teppo, but none of us can escape it for very long and we all have experienced sorrow and regret...all lessons to learn and grow from and it's never too late to begin that "righteous path". Great poem.
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Date: 11/15/2018 12:09:00 AM
I haven't got sound, but what a deep and profound read, a serious and thought provoking read so well written and engaging. Really impressive, Teppo. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 11/12/2018 3:09:00 AM
Elo Teppo - after a while away I could not return without seeing how you were and came back to find this amazing little gem of "No escape" put to musik - a lovely piece of dark melancholy musik with even darker lyrics yet a slightly upbeat piece that actually had my toe tapping - a very driven piece I must say and a lovely collaboration between words and musik - oops my you did it again - Indy . . . ; )
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Date: 11/13/2018 12:12:00 AM
Thank you very much, Indiana. It is great to hear from you. BETB did well to put this sonnet into music. T.J
Date: 11/8/2018 1:10:00 PM
Hello Teppo, A beautifully written poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/3/2018 12:38:00 PM
Very beautiful.
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Date: 11/1/2018 1:09:00 AM
I missed this, this is so cool Teppo!!!
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Date: 10/30/2018 2:01:00 PM
WOW! Congratulations Teppo. The music is such a great fit to your sonnet. A brilliant piece of work.// Barry
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Date: 10/28/2018 6:17:00 AM
Excellent. Congrats on POTD. Your poem is well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Ravi. T.J
Date: 10/24/2018 7:53:00 AM
How wonderful to have your work immortalized in song. Great sonnet, T.J. ~Warren
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you very much, Warren. T.J
Date: 10/22/2018 4:26:00 PM
What a powerful sonnet, lyrics to a powerful song. Perfect for the band. A work of art! Awesome work T.J
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:53:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind words, Sandra. I love what BETB did with this onnet to put into music. T.J
Date: 10/17/2018 8:53:00 AM
Wow! Powerful write. When letting go, I have found, the path finds me. Great read! Thank you. Made me reevaluate priorities in my mind and heart.
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:53:00 AM
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Joe. I feel it is important to stop every now and then to reevaluate our priorities in life. T.J
Date: 10/15/2018 6:01:00 PM
G'day Teppo … enjoyed your sonnet as a sonnet and not too often have I heard of one becoming a song, and its well done too - you should be proud Teppo - Lindsay
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:51:00 AM
Thank you very much, Lindsay. I'm very proud of whar´t BETB did with this sonnet to make it into a fabulous song. T.J
Date: 10/14/2018 9:00:00 AM
Another great sonnet TJ and I enjoyed the music.. congrats on POTD..
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:51:00 AM
Thank you very much, Silent One. T.J
Date: 10/13/2018 6:04:00 PM
I don't see my comment Teppo, but I left one for Carol that ended up on your page. Sorry, This is wonderful news! Congratulations on POTD and on your having your lyrics put to music by the band. Excellent Teppo! : )
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:50:00 AM
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Connie. Always much appreciated. T.J
Date: 10/13/2018 12:38:00 AM
mellow and beautiful in its tone...congrats on your POTD, TG!...huggs
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:50:00 AM
Thank you very much, Nette. Hugs. T.J
Date: 10/12/2018 8:45:00 PM
Excellent! Congrats on POTD, T.J.!
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:50:00 AM
Thank you very much, Kim. T.J
Date: 10/12/2018 8:01:00 PM
Teppo My Man So close was the notion of a black cape. How to turn a negative into a positive . The righteous path is paved with despair And life sure as hell ain't fair . Love it
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:49:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and comments, Christopher. Yes, you are so right, life sure as hell ain't always fair, but we need to do our best to overcome the wrongs and find our righteous path. T.J
Date: 10/12/2018 9:43:00 AM
Brilliant poem. Rock On, T.J.~Warren
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:47:00 AM
Thank you, Warren. T.J
Date: 10/10/2018 9:36:00 PM
Returning with congratulations my dear friend, Teppo, on your well deserved recognition with POTD honors for your deep, dark and beautiful sonnet. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/30/2018 9:47:00 AM
Thank you so much for your support, my dear friend. T.J
Date: 10/10/2018 6:25:00 PM
You are indeed a Master of Sonnets Teppo. Everything about them, the imagery you cast with your seamless flow of descriptive language, your choice of words, your ideas, all go to make them amazing and memorable. No wonder to see it being honoured as POTD, Congratulations my friend......Maria hugs
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Date: 10/10/2018 6:29:00 PM
And I truly enjoyed it as a song, congratulations once again.
Date: 10/10/2018 3:39:00 PM
I am late to find this wonderful acknowledgement of this truly exceptional sonnet and its recognition as superbly crafted poetry my dear friend. Congratulations on this great outpouring of admiration for your insightful, deep and always exceptional poetry talent. A most well deserved choice for POTD..
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