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Sonneteer155 - Tim Grace
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rich with introspection...

the new voice of wisdom is contrite and reflective
more considered than was the case on previous display
... the new tone is rich with introspection

there’s a new and sharper edge to his declarative
that through release of debt has much to say
... about deceit and its felonious protection

the new script returns to an older perspective
one that holds true to the many shades of grey
... that deliver him - moral guidance and direction

rich with introspection...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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when all is said and done...

the last words ever spoken will be utterly bereft of purpose
stripped of meaning they shall languish as do the dangling links
... in a chain of thoughts that end without return

the final say will likewise receive no accolade or badge of honor
it shall gain no position of commanding style or stance
... with its completion will come a plaintiff’s plea to adjourn

in conclusion and amidst the wrangling words of heated debate
there’ll be the dull and smokeless glow of resignation
... for in the scheme of things there’ll be nothing left to burn

when all is said and done...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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habitudes...

habit forming attitudes
cultured in a rich medium
... of chocolate cake and cream

face saving platitudes
bought and sold at a premium
... to manipulate a scheme

mind numbing lassitudes
diagnosed delirium
... a mix of metaphor and theme

habitudes...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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the right notes...

I remember standing beside my father
holding silent witness to words of praise
... that all around me sang of love and peace

I recall the feeling of something larger
than myself having the energy to raise
... in me the spirit of hope and new release

I recollect the notes that forever after
gave grace the power to amaze
... and dignity the simple right to please

the right notes...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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publicity shows...

raising attention
to elevate status
... lifting fragile egos

eponymous gestures
self-promoting fixtures
... perched above porticos

name-sake marketIng
aggrandized placement
... from where the rooster crows

publicity shows...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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bound to cause confusion...

tangles that attach themselves to why
are bound to cause confusion
... as they tie themselves to explanation

chambered echos ache for some reply
to their resounding contribution
... and in return beseech some confirmation

ripples of reassurance on the surface satisfy
what might be considered a conclusion
... at depth - just suggestive circles of insinuation

bound to cause confusion...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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all at sea...

in response to an inkling of disaster
she cuts her way through thick set fog
... steers a course that skirts the worst of fears

with hindsight set as guide not master
she recalls the mariners’ trusty log
... of stormy scuffles with ocean swells and buccaneers

all at sea with a windy bluster
she welcomes the sound of a sea-dog’s
... bark that will not cease ‘til danger disappears

all at sea...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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short of longing...

from the salvage of yesterday’s grave
he found scattered pages of a novel
... the short-story read as such:

“with departure comes a nostalgic wave
that swells upon arrival
... and leaves no heart untouched

reminiscent pangs beckon the return of
an acquaintance who shall
... be lost if time’s not clutched”

short of longing...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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grayed out...

a morning cloud drains the sea of blue
and stains the day with a smudge of gray
... that colours can’t compete with

and so bereft of light and vibrant hue
the charcoal canvas grabs what may
... from what might be distinguished

but alas and not for lack of will to do
the hours pass through ashen day
... leaving luster’s shine extinguished

grayed out...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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considering the time...

the inconsistency of time’s demand
is but relative to nature’s stand
... that seeks no set solution

through candle-wax and sifting-sand
time is but the second-hand
... that begins with execution

and so it is to understand
that time but follows your command
... that then becomes its constitution

considering the time...

© 2018 Tim Grace
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