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  For the Sweet and Humble (sonnet)
by Nordette Adams
Monday, January 16, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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No, I didn't stop writing poetry for nearly three weeks. :-) But I did stop posting poems to my poetry section after December 28. From that point on I wanted attention to be on the Martin Luther King pages, and I knew that posting a poem would dilute that. People tend to go to the latest post. Some people don't even read a poem if they click it and see it's not the poem most recently penned.

In the meantime, while I waited for Dr. King's holiday to come and go, I busily stashed poems in my blogs, but the following I stashed in the articles section. The poem on this page was written to say THANK YOU to all of you who dropped by and left your provocative, inspirational comments and memories of Dr. King on the "Remembering a Life" page. I've listed you by name on the article's page in case you didn't know about that posting. Thank you again.

For those of you who did not know about the King poem and my requests for comments, I hope you will enjoy this poem here simply as a sonnet.

"Remembering a Life": If you were unaware of the King poem page and would like to leave a comment, it's not too late. Educators and students continue to visit the King Page throughout the year, but most especially between late December and late April. Basically visits swell from the time the nation begins to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth and legacy with social justice messages and social action programs up until the days it recalls lessons from the assassination. For background on the King Page or if you don't know to what I'm referring, please see information at this link: "Visits to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Page Steadily Rise"

Thank you!

May God Bless You Exceedingly
(a sonnet for the sweet and humble)

By Nordette Adams

Friends, may His grace and mercy shine sweet light
upon your lives this day and times beyond.
May His wings shadow you when you take flight.
With your fresh dreams, let not a thief abscond.
Let love from dawn to dawn reign in your world.
Let peace know home within your heart always.
Let no vile creatures crush your precious pearls.
Let joy join you and keep you all your days.
When you take rest upon each day's relent,
may He whose gift is sleep bless you with dreams,
with this your rest is fully heaven sent,
so may you rise with wisdom in full streams.
        I send this blessing to your door because
        you've shown me you seek love and not applause.

© Copyright 2006 Nordette Adams

The Thank You to AuthorsDen Article for comments on "Remembering a Life" and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Page. Please note the authors listed on the thank you page, and take the time to visit their pages as well. They are an awesome group of people.

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Reviewed by John Domino
Thank you Nordette for such a wonderful poem!!!!
I seek love and NOT applause. I seek God and God is Love!
Holy Spirit come. Holy Spirit please Full me with YOUR Agape Love!

Unconditionally yours,

John Michael
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
I read the article - beautiful and compassionate. I also read the short story, I enjoyed it immensely! Beautiful inspirational prayer, dada Nordette!

God bless,

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
Hello N, great page here, I'll be checking things out on your site
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Splendid, Nordette! Your heart-felt inspiration and talent continue to reach new heights!
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci

This is truly gorgeous, and extremely powerful! I haven't been to read your article yet, but I will be heading there tomorrow.

The sonnet really is stunning, I hope you will keep this posted? It is extremely uplifting and very warming! I am happy I stopped in tonight and am reading this right before I go to sleep. Thank you!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
What a beautiful prayer. What talent!! I am going to print this and post it near my computer. Not that I feel I deserve tribute, but because I would like to think that I will one day come closer to doing so. And this is so well-written. Not just in the technical sense but in the sense that you put your heart into it. S o u l.
Love and Peace. . .Here's to Better Days! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by jude forese
i'm not sweet or humble but i did enjoy your insight and compassion ;)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
I've missed you, Nordette, wondered where you've been. Thank God you're still around...will definately check out your pages/tribute to Dr. King.

This poem is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the inspiring words today--every poem I read by you is a joy to behold. They are that good. You are one of my mentors. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Those With Enough Intelligence Will Read It And Altho They May Not Or Didn't Comment--Hey,Check Your Stats...

Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
awwww...that's so sweet! :-) it is a wonderful tribute page, Lady N., thank you for sharing it with the world!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Superb sentiments beautifully expressed through your thoughtful verses, Nordette. Thank you for sharing this precious gift. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Blimey... sounds like a shrine of a page, Nordette, and sorry for being one of the low-life not to have visited and left a comment so far... guilt, guilt, whippy, whip, whip... as you know, my mind has rather selfishly been other things but will have a nosey on over soon - and NOT cos you have made me feel cheap nor nuthin, OK??!! :))) Ha-ha-bonk...!!! Only just realised you guys had a holiday yesterday... not that I'm slooooooooooooooooooow! FINAL COUPLET HERE TO DIE FOR; totally spot on. This gets standing O from me, Nordette... and tell me again: is this Spenserian or Alexandrian?? OK, I'll go ask George one more time... Luv'ya, Hon. Kate xx
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Thank you for continuing to post your work for us to see.
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch
Nicely done. peace to you
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino

The last line echoes like a tornado siren. Beautiful and such an aspiration!

Peace my lady,

Reviewed by J M
Beautiful and powerful homage tribute all the links pages too thank you for honoring a man of greatness.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
A wonderful tribute to a great man. Wonderfully-penned, Nordette!

Lucky Star Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Only A Poet
he was one of our times greatest men, enjoyed this very much.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I enjoyed reading "For the Sweet and Humble". This piece is an Orchid from the forest of the Poet's heart.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
". . . let not a thief abscond . . ." Hope he was apprehended. This was a very nice sonnet, mixing olde with the hip. Very good.
Reviewed by Paul Williams
A superb sonnet for the sweet and humble. Enjoyed immensely.

Reviewed by Cynth'ya
Well well WELL well well my sistah my sis-TAH! You are the coolest for posting this, and even though I think Eric Benet needs "how to treat a woman" lessons, his song is off the chain. And it really does evoke that kind of things we all need to do to move forward. "Hope you gits lotsa clicks!"
blessin's, peace and hominy grits,

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