Maydays: Italian Sonnet – “Thrive” #Maydays



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Thank you to K.L. Caley of new2writing for hosting #Maydays prompts. Today’s prompt is a fortune cookie stating: “May You Live In Interesting Times.” 
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My friend: May you live in interesting times.

Let the shadows at night not overtake you, 

Brightness driving out with light, what shakes you.

Listen, the wind echoes trilling the chimes, 

To breathe fresh air and thrive is not a crime.

Holding your dreams close; with great flight pursue, 

Let life shimmer within, remember: choose! 

Don’t let life cage; chase ethereal sublime.

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Out with sadness; out with cruel fate’s lies, 

There’s a future brash, hollering –go find. 

Feel grass beneath your cheek seek; realize —

Nature’s gorgeous beauty, freedom designed.

Chase the shores; eagles on cliffs thrilling cries, 

Live, not content to merely survive — thrive.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

13 thoughts on “Maydays: Italian Sonnet – “Thrive” #Maydays

  1. jademwong May 24, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    The rhyming is exceptional in this poem, and the message is wise and inspiring 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 May 24, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks Jade. Rhyme is difficult, at times I google what words sound like the end word I used on a line, it helps a great deal. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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      • jademwong May 24, 2016 / 8:13 pm

        I do the same for my poems. I have a rhyme website I frequent all the time ^_^

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  2. clcouch123 May 24, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    To breathe fresh air and thrive is not a crime.
    Holding your dreams close; with great flight pursue,
    Let life shimmer within, remember: choose!

    These words especially grab my attention and my imagination. And my dreaming, too. Well-crafted sonnet-ing, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 May 24, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks Christopher. I happy the sonnet spoke to you 🙂

      Like

  3. joyroses13 May 26, 2016 / 4:29 am

    Wow! This is lovely!! Glad I came back and read it since I had missed it! You need to do more sonnets 🙂 Hey if you feel so led, when you have a chance read my Twitterpated post and read the comments. You will get a laugh, but hoping you put down a comment to help me out 🙂 Make me not feel alone, surely you had a Twitterpated moment. 🙂

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