Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted June 19, 2017

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Sonnet # IVVIII

A Fence

by krys123

Image result for picture of neighbors chin on fence talking


Oh, ye, of nail and precious woods so fine,
have stood through time to bind all others close.
Yet, some may think you may prohibit shine
of neighbors on each side. Where some verbose

close neighbors find the top of fences to
have their own chin relaxed, while they make talk.
So, be it, one may think the fence-top knew
it best because of where the neighbor's gawk.

Nay! These tall boards make mockery to peace
because they keep some in while others out.
If fences make the doubt, as to increase
ill will, then why does Heaven's Gate build doubt?

Image result for Picture of a good-looking fence

The functions may not be the fences guilt,
for walls like lines have only dubbed what's built.



Sonnet Poetry Contest contest entry


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This sonnet is an retort to a review I read were I was
told fences to keep people out or to keep people in.
It all depends where one lives. When I lived back
in New York we never had a fence and had 4 acres
were the animals to roam. Here we have 110 by
40 ft. lots and there are many dogs and if that were the case
all the dogs, without a fence, would either be changed,
when outside, or to run free, would create a pack
of dogs and that could turn irresponsible to owners
without dogs. I particularly don't like a fence but if I
were to build one I'd face the best side facing my neighbor.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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