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Rated: E · Poetry · How-To/Advice · #1591576
Why harbor desires for which there is no hope?
DESIRE AND HOPE: a sonnet


Barbs are no less painful if they’re disguised;
Thorns carrying rose fragrance are yet sharp.
Poison kills, even though with wine imbibed;
Foes are foes though tunes of friendship they harp.

Ungratefulness is not undone by smiles.
Those who murder don’t have a change of heart.
A journey planned for a few thousand miles
Remains a dream if we don’t make a start.

What we see is quite often deceptive.
Good intentions are often circumspect.
To every sweet word, don’t be receptive;
In today’s world even friends are suspect.

Before reality crashes your hope,
Don’t harbor desires that don’t have a scope.



M C Gupta
16 August 2009


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