Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted June 19, 2017

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Bringing Sides Together

A Fence

by krys123


Oh, ye, of nail and precious woods so rare,
have stood through time to bind all other's close.
Yet, some may think you don't let people share
their friendship on each side. Where some verbose

close neighbors find the top of fences to
have their own chin at rest, while they both speak.
Why does one think a fence will stop a few
good neighbors being friends, do they critique?

Yet, these tall boards make mockery to peace
because they keep some away from their own fate.
If fences make the doubt, as to increase
ill will, then why does Heaven have a gate?

A fence invests not woe when being built,
nor does create or cause us any guilt.


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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