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I've dreamed of things and might have beens
with hopes and love in back lot shadows.
Replaying these cold-heart wrenching scenes
that will bring no dawn to my tomarrows.

And as this play plays out each act,
my role fades from lead to second best.
Mere words no longer cause effect
to cure the faults of love's ill rest.

I pray to God, re-write these lines
that I might toss aside regrets
and bring the peace for which I pine
to a closing scene no one forgets.

I'll take no bows, of that I'm certain
as stage lights dim on this final curtain.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/10/2018 10:10:00 AM
Trial comes especially to those strong in faith. Abraham was persecuted for his belief. Jesus walk the desert to find solace Jonah was thrown into the sea and I can go on keep the faith in the unseen God He delivers without our knowledge sometimes
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Date: 7/10/2018 11:11:00 AM
Amen, peace be with you Al...
Date: 7/1/2018 10:40:00 PM
Haunting theme and refrain here, Charlie… Am reminded a bit of Uncle William Shakespeare: "All the world's a stage, and we are but players on it." Outstanding write! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 7/2/2018 11:33:00 AM
Thank you Gershon...
Date: 6/23/2018 9:57:00 AM
My great sonnet writing friend, tis nothing second best about this jewel! I do so love your sonnets and learn from each one that I read. This one shines a wondrous and deeply inspiring light today for my searching mind my friend..A fav....
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Date: 6/23/2018 10:17:00 AM
You are so kind Robert, thanks for the encouragement...
Date: 6/10/2018 12:23:00 PM
A reflection, a twilight, a musing, a wonderful sonnet.
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Date: 6/11/2018 11:07:00 AM
Thank you Richard...
Date: 6/10/2018 12:15:00 PM
Great sonnet and wonderful read, Charlie
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Date: 6/11/2018 11:04:00 AM
Thank you Warren...
Date: 6/9/2018 2:39:00 PM
I have not wrote many sonnets but would love to write one of this quality. Well expressed Charlie. May you be in many many scenes before your final curtain call.
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Date: 6/9/2018 2:57:00 PM
Thank you Richard...
Date: 6/9/2018 8:27:00 AM
Charlie, oh what a wonderful sonnet you have penned, well done ~
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Date: 6/9/2018 2:24:00 PM
Thank you BW...
Date: 6/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
A sonnet that rings true to many, a sad but memorable write, well done Charlie!
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Date: 6/7/2018 3:54:00 PM
Thank you John...
Date: 6/4/2018 9:15:00 AM
Wisely said and enjoyed reading my friend...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 6/4/2018 12:12:00 PM
Thank you WW...
Date: 6/3/2018 11:49:00 AM
Who could not be deeply moved by this superbly crafted sonnet? You my immensely talented friend, are indeed a true sonnet master.. A fav...
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Date: 6/3/2018 12:41:00 PM
You are too kind, Friend Robert...
Date: 6/2/2018 4:48:00 PM
Very well-written and moving, Charlie! Janice
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Date: 6/3/2018 12:39:00 PM
Thank you Janice...
Date: 6/2/2018 1:41:00 PM
- ... this is beautiful, Charlie ! ... !!! ... - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise...
Date: 6/1/2018 3:57:00 PM
touched by this mellow poem which made me sigh... how beautiful, charlie!...huggs
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Nette...
Date: 6/1/2018 6:39:00 AM
So meaningful and deeply moving poem..well done Charlie.
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:36:00 PM
Thank you Vijay...
Date: 6/1/2018 6:20:00 AM
A deep sonnet, I found it personally emotive.. Well written with good flow and rhymes..
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:37:00 PM
Thank you SO...
Date: 6/1/2018 2:52:00 AM
I was deeply moved by your words in this beautifully composed sonnet Charlie. The last two stanzas brought tears. A fave for me! xxoo : )
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:37:00 PM
Thank you Connie...
Date: 6/1/2018 12:48:00 AM
One of the best sonnets I have read, a great poem Charlie.
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:37:00 PM
Thank you Arthur...
Date: 5/31/2018 11:13:00 PM
It's life, Charlie...one and one is two...All the best...may your finale be as you wish...A nice write...
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:39:00 PM
Thank you Arturo...
Date: 5/31/2018 7:51:00 PM
Oh, I love this Charlie! So well done!
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Date: 6/2/2018 3:39:00 PM
Thank you Heidi...