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Sonnet Sympathy Poems | Sonnet Poems About Sympathy

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Why does a child have to go to school?
Why do we have to spend so much time working?
This seems simply cruel.
Isn't it just irking?

Some people say school is important for learning
Couldn't a child learn on their own?
It would cause much less yearning,
After all, we can learn from our phones.

I can somewhat see a parents point in sending their child to school.
But why would you choose what we wear?
It just allows us to look like fools,
We may as well come to school bear.

As you can see school is not fair,
So please don’t force us to go if you care.

Copyright © Annika Johnson | Year Posted 2013

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Time of Need

With welling eyes we'll trod this broken day
Still the rumbling heart with a hand in mine
And speak of precious dreams that always stay
When love is true and sweet the world's sublime
To share and comfort when a heart is blind
Raise a spirit's light from its darkest shroud
And free the weeping shadows in the mind
From a humbled pain where pride has bowed
No Sherpa guide needed when love is found
To lead a weary heart from its despair
Empathy is the medicine I've ground
To heal your broken soul because I care

To hold your hands before your heart's abyss
And be a friend, there is no better gift

Copyright © Frederic Parker | Year Posted 2014

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SCIATICA - your best friend

You'll doubtless think my mind is fooling me,
or all my hurting's only in my head,
but pain is what brings on my misery
and makes my heart to wish that I was dead

and though my case is weak for proving it,
my lumbar's slipped a disk--and out of whack,
because of this my life has turned to shit,
and how I am, depends on how's my back.

My wish is you would have for just one day
sciatica I bear--so you could feel
in spite of what the skeptics have to say
my pain's excruciating--and is real.

   If you could stand a while here in my shoes
   the pain you'd feel would make you moan the blues.
© ron wilson aka vee bdosa
for Facebook, Well this is a pretty picture of a storm coming
on Fort Knox, with me cut and pasted onto to
photo I took last week...

Copyright © Vee Bdosa | Year Posted 2012

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My Gratitude For Your virtue

I would be standing alone with a plea
Like a frail structure in solitude,
If had not you helped me so nicely.
My heart is filled with humble gratitude.

When no one did appear to be mine
I was really alone among crowd,
Then you appeared as a silver line
Being so friendly, in the deep dark cloud.

Your sweet words, filled with real sympathy,
Soothed my heart and saved my sinking hope.
You helped me forgetting the tragedy 
And encouraged me with strength to cope.

All these support made me obliged to you 
And  I can never forget your virtue.

Copyright © Jyoti Sonnet | Year Posted 2007

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Ode to the Winning Chess Player---Or, For The Checkmated Winners

Aptly said and boldly spoken.
Chess is over
lacking all stakes and honor.
Every Black chess player went to Checkmate,
All others forfeit!
Let's ignore the real someone and scatter back homewards.
"We didn't much play him, Good Folks, but remember
In this world so dishonest,
We're dressed up quite nicely.
And, oh yeah, Chess is a serious endeavor. . ."
He's undefeated, not Dead
so just hold the Presses.
Once he's passed let me know,
With however badly he suffered.
To work towards a chess tournament ten foolish years,
To be recognized, honored, and considered a Legend. . .
But, hey!, we're Checkmated Winners,
So now don't cause that trouble!
Since he's owed chess monies now, and it's about that that you're asking,
Just listen up People,
We mean he won't get his money!

Copyright © Erik Spector | Year Posted 2014

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Stagnant World

Ever so peaceful you appear,
Disguising your eternal suffrage.
Silent is your noted fear;
For to humans, you take umbrage.

Yet you try to smile, 
As the crimson stains your body.
You chant “Peace!” in denial,
To your own folly.

Bear witness to carnage;
Bear witness to despair.
For you are the stage,
In which they all appear!

Stagnant are we in turning peace to war,
Leaving your sorrowful mind with a silent scar.

Copyright © Alex Singh | Year Posted 2016

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Far from the west came a man,
And me in the Indian Sands',
Making a friendship tight - 
It was freddy who met me in the night.

The month of October, the weeks of November,
The bond flew more slender -
Thou left in the month of January;
Thy memories make me sorry!

Oh thy gossips cheered me all;
Like the beauty of an ever lasting waterfall,
Thy music rings in my ears
Resulting in hot brimming tears .
your memory is as fresh in my mind - 
Giving me hope to remember thine!!

Copyright © Sonnet Mondal World Poet | Year Posted 2008

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Voice Of Unfortunate

                                         Voice Of Unfortunate
                                                                     -Azad Babu
                                      Today our want is 
                                      Some food to live;
                                      We want no so ease,
                                      Only need relief.
                                      Our dream is naif,
                                      We do ever combat
                                      With lack of life,
                                      Hap is our regret!

                                      We dark by polity;-
                                      Be poor by canker,
                                      King isn’t hearty,
                                      So, we hate any war.
                                      Now we are cipher,
                                      So, none us honour!  

Copyright © Azad Babu | Year Posted 2011

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Why is that old man sitting there whittling,

Making nothing from a scrap piece of wood,

Must be brain numbing, truly belittling,

Should do something useful, I think he should,

Sitting on a barrel with knife and stick,

Can't make anything useful, wasting time,

Watching really getting on my wick,

Alright whittling a stick is not a crime,

He should be doing something with his life,

Perhaps he is right and I'm very wrong,

Maybe his way to relax, relieve  strife,

My mind could be weak, his mind could be strong,

 I jump to conclusions without thinking,
Should I just get a stick and start whittling.

Copyright © Roy Pett | Year Posted 2016

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Sonnet 17

My love, shall I deceive thee with a kiss
While tending gardens of adultery
Leaving with lust; returning to your bliss
A man whose mask is most untrustworthy

     Somehow I saw in something of a rose
     A younger you, or innocence of youth
     Attractions grew as other roses rose
     Into affairs, from me to you untruth

For pain is the surprise you mustn't bare
Knowing of my affairs and afternoons
So it is that this mask I'll always wear
To cover up the guilt of my communes

     Yet from our kiss should my secrets eclipse
     Believe me, not the lies inside my lips

Copyright © Johnny Sumler | Year Posted 2011

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Middle age men, look in this clear mirror
and spot those gray strands of hair:
they may seem ugly, but they bring wisdom;
look again, you are still vibrant,
and accomplish more than those who won't dare:
tell them to live as you have... 

Lines on these foreheads are the furrows that
make us so conscious of our existence,
and death is not far from life's painful truth;
we think of the future as a time yet to come,
but we live it this very moment...not realizing it:  
and with spirit and courage, we race to stay alive...

Each year another gray hair is added to our increasing age;
can we accept mortality, and not reject discontent and rage? 

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2009

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The Discovery.

Heavy,thick dust on the floors and benches
Open back door and a key on the table
Grass uncut, beer bottles strewn about
Brown water spurting out, pipes detached
Original wallpaper melting off the walls..
Old ,loose fitting, rusty  handles on doors
The house is empty,rotting junk mail aplenty
A vine inside creeped in from the floorboards
No kitchen,no handrail,where are the landlords?
A peaceful view of a  backyard with a wild turkey
Lorikeets happily feasting on bright flowered tree.
Misty sun showers on a  western mountain horizon.
She said "Do you like what you see of our discovery?"
Her pointy nose + fine sense of scent lead us there.

Copyright © Mariana pavlich | Year Posted 2005

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Sonnet 1

Love taketh my heart and soul
    it recaptured my trust
never again shall I stand sole
    for your love, is lust
I learned not to love
   Thy heart cast melancholy melodies inside
Thy love is love that is only loved by the man above
   For love isn't a vied
My heart seems to haste
   yet I suffered
Unquestionably your love can be replaced
   When love comes to push and shove, I defer
As lies come across my ears
   As much as my pulverized heart been through
I learned to put off love as it corker, belittlement, and depressed me for years
   Thy heart day by day grew

Copyright © Deneshia Bryant | Year Posted 2007

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To see fully

A glowing angel ascended from the skies:
came down, stepping slowly towards him
she touched his face looking into his eyes -
a view of heaven, galleries of a dream
something beyond beauty is seen:
through the eyes of the soul viewed
like the touch of God from within
our hearts... each other imbued
everything is seen more beautifully
leaving him to painfully and compassionately ponder:
leaving him weeping for those who cannot see fully
wishing they could have this magnificent wonder
he then wishes this for all the living: -
for most of the seeing are more blind.

Copyright © Tyrone Du Toit | Year Posted 2009

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When Moon Wades Silently Across Night Sky

When Moon Wades Silently Across Night Sky

When moon wades silently across night sky
And that hush spreads across this dark city
We oft sleep safe and never wonder why
Some sleep in alleys finding no pity

They that are so lost and their Hope faded
Live their sad lives in a slow moving haze
Bitter in pain, outlook dim and jaded
With hollow eyes and far-off vacant gaze

As dawn breaks and morning coffee hot-brews
Thanking God's grace you are given such gifts
For only One paid all your heavy dues
Why not today, your fellow man uplift

Hold back any and all useless crying
Help a lost soul, save a life from dying

Robert J. Lindley, 4-24-2017
Form- Sonnet

Syllables Per Line: 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 10 10
Total # Syllables: 140
Total # Words: 108

Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2017

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The younger I was, the quicker and kinder 
I responded to love, and believing in sharing,
I spread that kindness to anyone fonder
of my perception that all were deserving.
I gave all and kept nothing to shelter me from fear;
everybody thought I didn't need up-lifting words,
and being left without the courage to ask, I sank deeper
into loneliness being caught up in loveless thoughts.
I yearned for their friendship, but none came...
and by putting on an alluding smile, it didn't help indeed,
because they assumed I wasn't in need;
if only they had known me better, I wouldn't bear this blame!

Even now, being lonely and caught up in loveless thoughts,
desire for happiness doesn't seem stronger than it was!

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2011

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Five Hours In The No Go Zone

In forty kilometers squared
They’re killing livestock in Japan.
Atomic refugees, though scared,
return just to grab what they can
in the five hours they’re allowed
before leaving their homes for good,
look sadly at the farms they’ve plowed
and mourn their poisoned neighborhood.
Still searching for family lost
at the funeral homes each day,
they haven’t realized the cost
or the price that they still must pay.
Fukushima’s apology
means little while they sort debris.

Copyright © James Ph. Kotsybar | Year Posted 2011

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The Ruler

                The Ruler

He treads on this footpath bravely
With guts, on the street yonder
He hangs up the tiny tent thither
Or prostrates himself on the open field gladly.

‘Vagabond’ is the term that people ascribe
To his lone self that lacks identity.
But he possesses daring dexterity
That a meetly-mantled man fears to describe.

The stranger sports a regal air
He thumps his feet with pride
In his ride he is his sole guide
To the frowns, why should he care?

We often talk about roots, hearth and home
But to him, the entire world is his kingdom.

                                                                  Pradip Mondal

Copyright © pradip mondal | Year Posted 2010

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Out of Place (Sonnet No 5)

sonnet no 49

Her dowry brought a future with such wealth 

Lame sire as I have non to compensate,

A pauper who has nothing but good health

To eat the finest foods, regurgitate;

Who hath not seen the light of day for years-

I’m trapped in working class with friends so fine

With lack of understanding Lords and Peers,

Whose mother tongue was made from vintage wine,

Though married life has brought with it much woe

Then who said such is money, pride of place:

Has taken second best, that’s what I know 

For something more, that money can’t replace   

Whilst wealth can least at first be pleasing some,

There’s more to life, it’s working for a crumb.           

Copyright © Titus Llewellyn | Year Posted 2007

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I'm the sonneteer of another era,
Struggling for fame and dreaming of glories...
Living free in prosperous America,
Where there's hunger for interesting stories.

Invite me to share yours as thrills resume;
I will give my opinion anytime,
But perfect syllables count and strict rhyme scheme
Are required for rhythm to happily chime.

Petrarch and Shakespeare were the greatest
Poets who created remarkable sonnets;
Read their works with unquenchable zest:
You'll discover they wrote them in the hundreds!

Study the unique forms of each sonnet; 
Model yours on them with true interest!    

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2010

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I’ll add you to my safe keeps.
And put you with my collections.
I’ll sit back with my own reflections.
After, I’ve taken hundreds of peeps.
I’ll put you under my pillow where I sleep.
And then there will be no exceptions.
It’s where delusion versus deceptions.
You and I will never weep.
Until your heart is free to run,
I’ll be collecting ashes and dust.
I’ll never be done!
And I’ll never rust.
My collections of restorations appeal.
Piece by piece many of you will heal.
®Registered: Ann Rich   2006

Copyright © Ann Rich | Year Posted 2009

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The Warm Weaver

Hola, I saw her today with a smile, so sweet and fresh 
like the milk she nourished me. She sat, on the back 
porch, weaving her passion, creating a web of caress,
for this young heart---the black and white pic of a duck.

I sat, not far, watching her eager hands with patience 
of a saint, as she stitched the last image, of her mind;
sometimes, she threw looks at me, perhaps her conscience 
bothered her, for letting me, me alone, pass the time.

‘Cos for her, occasional strong wind howls that bother
is her savoring concern, not wanting this young heart
to live and be clothed by its un-gentleness, but rather  
be warmed by a mantle of love---her passion, her art.

Hola, I saw her today with a smile, so sweet and fresh
like the milk she nourished me, from her own breasts.

Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2007

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A Heart Angelic

An angel has disappeared from heaven,
From a thorough search has emerged no clue,
A rummage through the realm mortals govern
Would show the angel residing in you. 
For you are suffused with a grace divine 
That over land and sea cannot be found,  
Endowed from birth with a temperament fine,   
By the twines of a petty soul not bound. 
Your face in no sullen mood ever caught, 
Nor those lips will innocent smiles desert.
Your mind not trespassed by a callous thought,
Each word uttered to comfort, ne’er to hurt.

Your countenance shuns all that’s prosaic, 
For in your breast beats a heart angelic.

Copyright © Bernard Chan | Year Posted 2017

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Some Days

   Some days I feel all fine and great, but some days there are just too many 
decisions to make.
   Some days we’re sad when we would rather be glad.  Other days we fight 
everyone even the ones we like.  
    Some days are quiet and our hate just can’t fight it.  Most days we’re just tired 
and we’re afraid we could get fired!
    Some days we’re scared when we should be getting prepared.  Some days 
we’re spacy like we have been tripping daises. 
    Some days we’re confused when we would rather be amused.  Some days we 
lack concentration and everything we heard was mistaken.
     Some days we’re full of joy, but by the end of the day this feeling soon 
becomes destroyed.  Some days we act like a baby crying when everything gets 
      Some days your friends just aren’t enough and you don’t know who you can 
trust.  In other words SOME DAYS are better than others.

Copyright © Ginger Anderson | Year Posted 2006

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He didn’t choose to Victimize Me
But it so happened
That when He was settling “everyone”;
Putting everyone through
In our anticipated Due Time
Through what we’ve always known
And believed as the Desirable expected end.

He didn’t choose to Victimize Me
When in Me, the scriptures, He Fulfilled
That Eyes have not seen, nor Ear heard
Neither has entered into the Heart of Man.

He didn’t choose to Victimize Me
When after I confessed and proclaimed Him Lord,
His Lordship covers the Route to the Expected End.
@NOVEMBER 2016/ ©M.H.O.G. Unveiled

Copyright © Aina Oluwafisayomi | Year Posted 2016