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  Brokenhearted Survivor's Sonnet
by Nordette Adams
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Flexing poetry muscles with sonnet poetry form on traditional love theme.

 Brokenhearted Survivor's Sonnet
By Nordette N. Adams

Is it my heart that you have cruely cursed,
My blood confined to boiling rage in hate?
Or have you left a chamber fit to thirst
For one last romance a fresh love may sate?
You came as one with ill intent in mind
And stole from dreams a peace I'd nurtured long,
Taking no care to gently seek and find
The hidden notes that culminate my song.

But I unlike a starry-eyed young girl
Can bear the treachery you've planted here
And shine in time this sand into a pearl
The envy of your bitter mind to fear.

Thus will I be at once and evermore
A lighthouse to the wounded who seek shore.

© 2010 Nordette N. Adams


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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 8/16/2013
Wonderful,uplifting sonnet that speaks to my heart!
Thanks for sharing, and I love the close adherence to His Honor's(Shakespeare's) rhyme scheme and meter.
Continued success/
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by eliza keating 8/29/2010
great piece that is full of an impowering message to all ...eliza keating
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/29/2010
Thus I will at once and evermore
A lighthouse to the wounded who seek shore.

You go girl, and you tell them where it is at. We may be the play things that men have conjured up in their minds, but we are not going to play their silly childish games. We are human beings and we deserve respect. This poem hits the heartstrings of every woman and has a message for us to fight back the insane tyranny with which the man tugs at our soul. Good work sis, and if I had to rate this I would give ***** golden stars for form, content, imagery, and message.

Love and Hugs,

PS: I am not at my computer. I am not even home because I am in the hospital in Traverse City, Michigan waiting to have another stent put in my heart tomorrow morning. I also have very bad renal failure and episodes of vertigo.

Take care sis, :-)
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 5/29/2010
Outstanding piece of writing. Extremely well crafted. This is my first time I am reading you, it certainly will not be the last.

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/28/2010
Excellent my friend. xxx
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/24/2010
I like this three-fold sonnet, Nordette. I especially love how the turn with the image of the "starry eyes" accords with the flashing beacon of the lighthouse in the last. And, as always, this work shines! Beautiful rhythm and flow that speaks of a hard-won peace, a grace. Oozes depth and heartfeltedness. xx
Reviewed by jude forese 5/24/2010
your poetic muscles are well-toned and loving ... excellent work, Nordette ...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/21/2010
Gorgeous, Nordette! I wrote it/review, what I thought, but it was too stupid to compliment your piece, deleted it, which I ache with, now...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen

Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 5/20/2010
awww how stately nordette! love ur formal as well as informal skillz...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/20/2010
One benefit maturity can bring is strength. Well penned Nordette.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 5/20/2010
Absolutely excellant on so many levels.
Hunger for poetry just got satisfied here.
Pedestal or throne?- take your pick and take your place.

Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/20/2010
Well accomplished piece, Nordette
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/19/2010
This is the precise result of writing poetry for many years and perfecting the craft. Nordette Adams, your beacon shines bright. I am honored to call you a friend, and if I may, I will visit the lighthouse to the wounded who seek shore when I am in need...a good salve for healing a broken heart...

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