Sonnet No. 1

January 23, 2010

O Words! The entire code of verbs and nouns:
I love their gift: capacity to bless.
And cursing too! Such acrobatic sound!
The feeling formed, words can do the rest.

My friends – these words – I started with but few.
Like “Mama”, “Daddy”, “dog”,- then “Yes”, and “No.”
So over time more numerous they grew,
I hope my mind will ever make it so.

I try to pick with care which to deploy,
Which best my thoughts (some truth, at least,) convey.
A careless word can all my world destroy.
And so my friends do not your friend betray!

For if by words I’m bound to live my life,
I pray they steer me free from verbal strife.


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