In The Shadows to 7 Ways Cats Creep You Out
Lurking in the shadows is a monster
Lurking in the shadows is our beloved cat
In The Shadows (Shakespearean sonnet)
It’s lurking ever lurking plagued by light
To heartbreak sorrow pain regret resigned
This coward always shrinking from all sight
This formless mold corroding all that’s fair
It’s seething ever seething fearing dawn
Yet darkness distrust doubt disdain it’s there
It eats me cheats me from the world I’ve drawn
This depth of something we refuse to know
It’s waiting ever waiting for the chance
For caring sharing love concern to go
For hope has set up walls towards its advance
In the shadows streaming through this me
It’s You forever You who sets me free
What was the monster lurking in this Shakespearean sonnet. A classic sonnet follows a strict form. Add to this the similarities of all of the second lines of this sonnet. Add to this that this sonnet ends as it began. Why is this important? Though there is a monster lurking, the speaker is able to maintain order.
In school I met my doppelganger. Mike looked exactly like me. We became fake brothers until a week before our audition at Fantasy Records. We had a major falling out. Bad luck continued to follow Mike around as he and his wife were divorced. Mike rebuilt his life. He remarried and made may wonderful memories. He gave back for his many blessings by entertaining patients at retirement homes. A couple of years ago bad luck struck Mike again. He has a rare disease for which there is no cure. He is slowly loosing control of his muscles. He can no longer walk, talk or write. Imagine, here is a singer who cannot sing. I or any of his friends are not permitted to see him. Mike wants us to remember him as he was, rather than what he is becoming. Pretty depressing. Yet his wife and his memories successfully stave off depression. Mike uses what time he as left writing songs, on his computer, for his ex-wife, who has taken over for Mike at the old folks' homes.
Bad luck strikes us all. Hopefully not as bad as poor Mike. Here was a monster who tried to extinguish a person's life. But it utterly failed. In fact, it did just the opposite. It brought out the noble side of a person. A person like so many, whose noble deeds go unrecognized except for those effected or touched. We are inundated with news of bad things happening all around us. But, it might come as a surprise, many more people are involved in good things.Things that usually don't make the news, don't rouse the media. Things like volunteering, community outreach, world peace activities and more. People are, we are basically good. The bad that dominate the headlines are the exceptions not the norm. Many are the people working for the better tomorrow. Maybe you are one of them. And as we greet that next smile, remember that it all stats here, so Enjoy.
Just a great story for some. For some a reminder:
Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble "When Jesus Wept"
Now where is that furry kitty
Let's watch Cole and Marmalade's latest hit. "7 Ways Cats Creep You Out!"
Thank you for stopping by and your kind support
Please leave a comment with your opinion, feedback and/or suggestion(s) or just say hi.
If you missed or want to enjoy a previous edition visit the Blog Archive (on the right column).
Don't forget to bookmark and/or follow http://mhatter99.blogspot.com/
(Sometimes videos may load slow.)
Share Poetry and Viral Videos with a friend
The ultimate measure of a man is not
where he stands in moments of comfort
and convenience, but where he stands
at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.