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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: Sonnet: Ode To My Tenacious Love
By Steve Quinlan
12/07/04

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There is a walkway near a house I know,
with cement slabs of old hard frozen stone
between which cracks less than an inch appear.
The soil in walkway cracks is poor indeed,
and nought will grow save ugly weeds and grass.
And yet in these infertile gaps of useless earth,
have somehow fallen precious flower seed,
which died and live by some determined will,
and grow and bloom without a gardners care.
Tenacious life loves life despite despair
and will not yield to that which scorns her life.
But sends out shoots and blossoms in the gaps
and adds her beauty to a thankless world.
In awe I see her will to live and love.


Member Comments
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Norma OGrady12/13/04
Yeshua bless you through this christmas season and have a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005"
lovingly Norma
Jodi Hodge12/13/04
Neat poem. Thanks for sharing. You did a great job.
Debbie OConnor12/13/04
Very interesting poem. I love the concept.
Joyce Poet12/13/04
If I didn't know better, (yes, I do know better) I'd swear you were writing about me. :::wink::: Excellent!The comparisons you used were very creative... sign of a true poetic soul.
Lois Jennison Tribble12/15/04
How ambitious can one guy get? A sonnet no less! I am impressed, Steve -- I never could get the hang of them. I especially love the line, "Tenacious life loves life despite despair". Beautifully done throughout! Welcome to FaithWriters!
Mitzi Busby12/15/04
Steve, I love the title and the whole idea. You expressed yourself beautifully. Super!
MILENA ASSENOVA12/16/04
great poem! merry christmas and a happy new year!
God Bless
Phyllis Inniss 12/18/04
What a beautiful sonnet and written like a true poet. Have a blessed Xmas and a Happy New Year.