Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Work In Progress (Sonnet for Charlotte)

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A Work In Progress (Sonnet for Charlotte)



I think I like someone. What should I do?

Agnizing, her bearing has caught off guard.

Pause, reflect... enough data to review;

A simple survey... why make this so hard?



First steps are subtle, to shared envisions,

Endowing part of a sudden, not all...

How does one weigh in random provisions,

When sample sizes, in hand, are so small?



Knowing, emotion is driving this team,

Running rampant from cause to consequence;

If my first impressions are as they seem,

Nothing more is required here, to convince.



Count me, all in; nothing more to address;

She is far more than a work in progress.



Michael Todd  (2013)



NOTE: I got the idea for this poem from Charlotte Blackwell.

You can find her here... http://charlotteblackwell.blogspot.com/

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38 comments:

  1. guess I'm first Mikey - happened to think to see what you up to --notifications take a while . I like it - you express the emotion well - but of course you do lol

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    1. Hello, Sweet Sue! Glad you like this. No emotional roller coaster this time, as it was all good...

      Oh, and... Nice FRISTING !!!

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  2. I adore the close to this. loved it .. thank you Mike!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine... You know I love closure.

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    1. Thanks, Trish... Iambic Pentameter was my friend. :)

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  4. So true if first impressions are spot on what more convincing do you need. Thanks for the invite Myke this was very enjoyable. Laura

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    1. Thank you for coming, Laura, and for finding a way in when conventional means would not cooperate. Glad you enjoyed our poem this week.

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  5. This is lovely, both in form and content. Everyone is a work in progress and, as Ellie Goulding sings, anything could happen :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa... I am a work in progress, which is a good thing, yes?

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  6. Well done, Myke. We often write to work out that life work in progress that's going on. It reflects what was going on at any given time. -slj

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    1. Sort of like diary entries, Stephen? ... I like that analogy!
      Thanks for the visit. Hope you had a fantastic birthday.

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  7. We are all works in progress, aren't we? This was lovely, Myke. :)

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    1. Yes, we are... and good things are bound to happen. I just know it. :)

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  8. For some reason my comment didn't post, so I'll try again...Interesting take. Personally, I never think about how I feel about someone...it's always gut reaction with my heart right there on my sleeve. Nice piece, Myke.

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    1. First impressions are always telling, Sandra. Thanks for reading and being so persevering, too!

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  9. First impressions are usually quite accurate, and pave the way for a deeper connection. I agree we are all works in progress, no matter our age, we just keep on changing and improving with time. (Like a fine wine...) Love it!

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    1. The depth of your observations tend to motivate me to delve deeper, Colleen. This is a great example of my mindset, whey you are in the room. And, for the record, my first impression of you was really good.

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  10. That's so sweet! A very sweet Sonnet :)

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  11. Oops! That was me ... Leta :)

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  12. Fabulous Sonnet, Charlotte is an inspirational force... And I think we are all works in progress, -David II

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    1. Thanks, Dave. Glad you like the poem...

      And what you say about Charlotte being an inspirational force... Absolutely!

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  13. I can't even explain how honored I'm am. This actually brought me to tears. I think we are all a work in progress and need to continue to work on makin g this world a better place. Hugs

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    1. You have summed up my thoughts and feelings perfectly, Charlotte, as to what I was thinking as I was writing... and, hey, without you, this poem never happens, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the inspiration.

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  14. So many excellent, thought provoking lines in this well thought out poem! I would say that your work is done!

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    1. Thanks, Dave. This was one that when I was done, there was nothing left to do, as far as modification. Don't you just love when drafts are as finals?

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  15. I think you had your mind made up from the first line!

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    1. You are most correct, Seb. All I had to do was figure out how to put the train in motion over the next thirteen. :)

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  16. Small samples can be quite convincing, Sir Myke. You never really know what's behind them, but you'll find out slowly, step by step, and see where it leads to. I guess connections are a work in progress too...?

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    1. Great things come from humble beginnings, Sir Ruggi, and from there, many good things can happen. Thanks for the visit.

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  17. Action versus outcome, without the first, the second does not exist. Effort worth expelling! Lovely piece..hand holding and all!

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    1. Some might say that holding hands is a lost art, Stephy. I see it as the ultimate connection. Thanks for coming by.

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  18. A leap of faith even if you fall on your face is worth the time...great write!!

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    1. Any leap of faith is a bridge to fate, Barbara, and one worth taking.
      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  19. Another wonderful poem. Always love the sonnet format. =)

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    1. Thanks, Elaine... Sonnets are my comfort zone sometimes, other times they just confound me.

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