General Poetry posted June 25, 2016

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Shakespearean Sonnet

Ticking Monster

by kiwisteveh

See there, that ticking monster on the wall.
Oh, how he grins to have the upper hand.
For ev'ry tree that grows, one day, must fall -
The days, the months, the years, all flow like sand.

You say that love should last forever more.
Alas! Forever's past our petty reach.
The beast must have his tribute; rich and poor
Shall pay alike, mere pebbles on the beach.

Though patient Time keeps measure of our days,
He's but a box of cogs and wheels, a toy.
As lovers we may yet avoid his gaze,
And trip our own sweet measure, love and joy.

      So come, defy the monster, challenge Fate,
      For, win or lose, what mysteries await!


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