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O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

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Robert J. Lindley, 2-22-2020
Rhyme, 
( Dark World Curses Deceptive Road So Oft Travelled )


Notes:
(1.)
Cenobite- ce·no·bite 
/'sen??bit/
noun
a member of a monastic community.

(2.)
Prevaricator- 
noun. a person who speaks falsely; 

(3.)
Paphlagonian man," a reference to an ancient region along the Black Sea that was "rugged and mountainous with dense forests." Dressed in homespun cloth, "a more simple and natural man it would be hard to find," Thoreau wrote.
"These French Canadian of the woods are half-wild folk": wilderness, whiteness, and work in North America, 1840-1955

(4.) Reprobation-
noun
disapproval, condemnation, or censure.
rejection.
Theology. rejection by God, as of persons excluded from the number of the elect or from salvation

(5.)
Rhadomancer-
n.  One who uses a divining-rod in prospecting for precious metals in the pocket of a fool.

O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await Alas! By what right is such assailing amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew yet truth perseveres despite what others do Aye! But 'tis not fickle applause a noose tears for the gander, oven for the goose! Fancy fantasy, a cavorting pickle ending hour meets, death's sharpened sickle Shall worthless gain prevent an ending Fate or rabid desserts of dark justice sate Nay! true costs not allayed by clever wit nor decreed banishment to blackest pit! O' Cenobite, dar'est thy soul await cheering crowds and entry at Heaven's gate Are we all not deep fallen and sinner born within life often mistakenly torn Aye! such is the state of darkened din as man in arrogance wallows in sin! Lo! Cover never comes by facile deeds or weeds grown by Paphlagonian seed Dar'est thee by such acts serve a just God as upon such accursed roads yet trod Nay! Seek not garb of Prevaricator none so damn damned reach paradise shore! Seek not those false gems of Reprobation for such goal gifts divine condemnation Should thee seek wealth of a Rhadomancer instead comes reward of a dying cancer Aye! Hands of Fate and Justice sometimes meld into grasp of misery firmly held! Alas! By what right is such assailing amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew yet truth perseveres despite what others do Aye! But 'tis not fickle applause a noose tears for the gander, oven for the goose! Robert J. Lindley, 2-22-2020 Rhyme, ( Dark World Curses Deceptive Road So Oft Traveled ) Notes: (1.)Cenobite- ce·no·bite /'sen??bit/ nouna member of a monastic community. (2.)Prevaricator- noun. a person who speaks falsely; (3.)Paphlagonian man," a reference to an ancient region along the Black Sea that was "rugged and mountainous with dense forests." Dressed in homespun cloth, "a more simple and natural man it would be hard to find," Thoreau wrote. "These French Canadian of the woods are half-wild folk": wilderness, whiteness, and work in North America, 1840-1955 (4.) Reprobation- noun- disapproval, condemnation, or censure. rejection. Theology. rejection by God, as of persons excluded from the number of the elect or from salvation (5.) Rhadomancer- noun. One who uses a divining-rod in prospecting for precious metals in the pocket of a fool.

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Date: 2/24/2020 2:07:00 AM
This poem is wonderful Robert. It is a display of your talent that shines so bright I need sun glasses! I loved the line: tears for the gander, oven for the goose! Thank you my friend. My daughter Jennifer had her preemie daughter today at 2.89 lbs. She and mama are doing fine. I am thrilled I have another grandchild! xxoo
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Date: 2/23/2020 8:44:00 PM
The depth of your emotional expression and the shine of your artistry never fails to amaze and humble me, my dear friend. Such a powerful piece, Robert, so eloquently presented in your usual stunning fashion. Your beautiful command of language puts things into perspective, and rightly so. Love your last two closing lines. Warmest wishes always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 2/23/2020 11:11:00 AM
Robert, Shown the way of true words and a bevy of them new. Your poem owns them now. Prayers for the goose. -Richard
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Date: 2/22/2020 7:05:00 PM
Love your style Robert and how you handled this situation. This one a fave.
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Date: 2/22/2020 5:02:00 PM
You never cease to amaze us with your fine poetry, some words I never heard of. Tom
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