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Sonnet for Bill

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Written for a recently departed school friend.

SONNET FOR BILL He told me of a driving force within That urged in every game where he took part An undiminished thrust to always win Impelled him then to play with all his heart Thus images of my own recollection School player and athlete of high prowess Yet he recalled one minor sport connection When I, a duffer shared with him success Though decades would diverge the lives we’d known Later meetings were with friendliness and grace Now in this life’s game a final whistle’s blown It’s time for him to plan next match or race In a new great game he enters as beginner Will he yet take part in full, and be a winner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 5/17/2018 3:05:00 AM
A beautiful sonnet for a departed friend, Geoffrey. Elaine.
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Date: 5/6/2018 3:30:00 AM
Warm and touching tribute to your friend Geoffrey. The sonnet form lends itself so well to your sad but celebratory words. Sorry about your sad news.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 5/6/2018 9:10:00 AM
Thank you kindly, Nina.