Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Picture He Held to Ticketing A Cop 
A man is arrested by a picture 
A police arrest turns into a picture session 


Picture He Held (English sonnet) 

He turned to a picture he held too tight
Here was his meaning purpose for the day
All he had dreamed of wishes away
Here was his bride and source of delight
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She was the heartbeat which set him astray
She was the glow behind all hopeful light
Ponderous marvels could this one ignite
What took tomorrow and turned it to grey
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As proof of her love she’d do anything
Desires which he had were filled to the brim
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The whole world she’d change if smile it could bring
Yes even her self if times got too dim
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And here was the truth which brought on this sting
The picture he held had turned into him


A desire held too tight causes a picture to change. As most sonnets of this type, this one is divided into two parts. The first part (the quatrains) describes his feelings for her. The second part (the couplets) discuses what she will do for him. 

Here was a scenario that was fairly common during my time. Jeff met this girl, Margaret. She was everything to him. He loved everything about her. She loved him too. Jeff and Margaret got married. They lived in paradise, for a while. The  rose colored glasses of love began to wear off. They began to argue. Margaret thought, to avoid arguments, give into Jeff. To make matters worse, Jeff made most of the important household decisions. He would even assume Margaret would like his vacation plans and other entertainment. Margaret loved Jeff very much and went along, without complaints. One day Jeff woke up and found the girl he loved was gone. In her place was a reflection of himself.

Sound familiar? Believe it or not, to some extent, it happens to each of us throughout life. Ever stand in line? Were did we learn that? Sometimes we have to act a certain way for a job. Do we ever find our self changing to meet a surrounding  or circumstance? Are these people still us? Some people find it easy (have no problem) changing as the circumstances calls. Others can't or will not. But even them... Let's face it. We are not the same person we were. Things effect us. Still, we are individuals. A gift to the world. A special unique gem, that will only be here once. It all starts here. Hence, how important it is to know and accept our self. What is even more fascinating is that the more we know our self, the more we understand others. Our self confidence inspires others. Proof that we are all connected. We are connected to everything. But right now let us focus on here. Let us focus and Enjoy.


Now for our listen enjoyment, classics with a twist: Albinoni :Adagio" 

Met your doppelganger yet 


Adelaide’s School of Medicine collected data on 8 facial measurements for 4,000 people. They didn’t find one match. According to this study published in the Forensic Science International, the chances of two people with eight of the exact same facial features meeting was less than one in a trillion. However, the study measured the exact distance between these facial features, not ‘descriptive’ traits like a flat nose. This simply means while it’s almost impossible to find someone who looks exactly like you, there’s a higher chance of finding two people who look eerily similar at first glance. 
Talk about eerie, watch what happens when a cop pulls over a victim. "Tricking a Cop | Rudy Mancuso" 


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If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. 
It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words 
you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care 
for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. 
Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came 
here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be 
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32 comments:

  1. Certainly sounds familiar, not knowing the worth of what we have until it is no more, and with nothing left but a broken mirror of regret.

    Such a delightful sonnet to read, and that study is fascinating. Greetings!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the matter.
      Met my doppelganger when I was 14.

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  2. Hello, wonderful poem and interesting story. We are all different and should be accepted for who we are. Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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    1. ...and marvel at our differences.
      Thank you for all your splendids.
      May your days be picture perfect.

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  3. Most interesting poem to read Martin also the story behind it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you. Good knowing this caught your interest.
      Hope all is going well.

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  4. Everything effects us in one way or another indeed and we sure learn when and where things should take seed.

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    1. Thank you for your valued input. It is welcomed and appreciated.

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  5. Isn't it sad when the longing to belong, to be accepted makes us bury our individuality. When we do so, everyone loses.

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    1. Excellently pointed out. I agree with you. But...
      Thank you for your blessings.

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  6. The poem is lovely and moving. I think we do become more like others that we love and they become more like us. Sometimes this merging is good, but not so much so if extreme...

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    1. Thank you for sharing your valuable thoughts.
      So glad you enjoyed.

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  7. Loved the poem and, as always, your notes after.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. It is good to please someone who has brought me so much pleasure.

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  8. What took tomorrow and turned it to grey..... love that line..,

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  9. Interesting poem with notes. My husband and I are still equal to each other and separate entities while also being in love. We are all of us different. We accept each other for who we are and are in the process of becoming. We also have similarities and some of the same likes/dislikes dreams...it's called life and growing with each other.

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    1. I'm glad that you found this interesting.
      Thank you for sharing this insight and your thoughts. Thus type of relationship worked well for Arlene and me.

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  10. Inherent in our humanity is that desire to ponder and worship and I don't mean the spiritual experience. That's why we have heroes, that's why we crave the aesthetic, thats why we fall in love. And maybe all for the wrong reasons

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you for sharing and laying out this essential truth.
      I do so appreciate the presence of Gillena

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  11. It depends on reasons most often for what we get married .

    Men mostly fall on physical appearances and this is natural though.
    women look for various things among which security is above if women has less confidence in herself and her God ,it can be looks and physical strength too .

    but believe me nothing works after a certain amount of time .
    If they married because they LOVED each other it will work forever no matter how hard times they face .

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    1. Thank you for sharing your valuable thoughts. You bring out some important points.This includes the reason they married.
      blessing on you

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  12. Nice one I love how your oem changes and the last line is very powerful. I recognises this issue very strongly. I think the more you feel different the more you become an actor. It took a long time to learn to become myself, but you get good at it.

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    1. Thank you. So glad you enjoyed.
      I agree with you.
      Congratulations on finding your self.
      Enjoy

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  13. Ah! The last line is a cracker.. Great sonnet.

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    1. Thank you. It's a real compliment to have sparked your feelings.

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  14. What a devastating concept... to find yourself (but if you are Narcissus it makes sense)

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    1. Thank you. Narcissus? I didn't think of that.
      This must have had you thinking.

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  15. So much life wisdom distilled with grace. Thank you Martin

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  16. I always think of living and of relationships as a dance. It is nice when we can find a partner (or a world) with whom we can share similar steps, the dance goes smoothly that way. But if we always mirror each other, if we don't come up with new things--with unique things to spice up the dance--we'll become shadows of nothing, and the dance will die of emptiness.

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    1. Life is a dance! We think alike. Arlene and I were successful because we were a team of 2 unique individuals who learned to live together.
      Thank you for sharing this valuable insight.

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