All things conspire

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All things conspire to stand between;
Love is but a battlefield.
None could have thus foreseen;
What every glance had to reveal.

When sun and storm refuse to yield;
They ask me if my love was real.
I hold up faith like its a shield;
Time alone shall make them kneel.

All things conspire – to keep us apart
Your eyes thus bade me to linger.
Their melody throbbing inside the heart;
Watch when fate – points up a finger.

Love is like an ocean wild
Despair itself is worn and mild.



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Form: Shakespearean Sonnet

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

and posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

68 Replies to “All things conspire”

  1. I like that poem by Judith, smiles ~ I specially like your response with these lines:

    They ask me if my love was real.
    I hold up faith like its a shield;
    Time alone shall make them kneel.

    Thanks for joining Real Toad’s Sunday Challenge & wishing you happy weekend ~

  2. I hold up faith like its a shield;
    Time alone shall make them kneel.

    Faith of love can never outwit the sacred of time. Time will overcome. Great sonnet in perfect poetic lingo. Talented poet you are Sanaa!


  3. I love those end lines – I could stay there forever…just like them..left alone in their love – are your photos by you as well – they are beautiful have meant to ask before

    1. Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀

      PS: No, just the ones on the pantry 😀

  4. That’s the battle everyone’s so willing to give up everything – love. It’s not always easy and victory is not always achieved but once you get – in perfect time – ecstasy.

    Lovely write, Sanaa

  5. Sanaa, I think this is my absolute favorite of yours ever. It is stunning and the word choices are lush. I love the opening lines in each stanza in particular and the rhythm is spot on. Beautiful 🙂

  6. love, animated to serious issue of fight/strife and winners/losers an interesting twist to the all too dreamy love poem

    thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime

    much love…

    1. Hello Elizabeth,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a nice weekend 🙂

  7. Sanaa, thanks again for posting at Poets United, those lovely pictures. This poem is a gem. “All things conspire…” is an evocative phrase, and here, it’s a jumping-off point for beautiful thoughts. The image is so sweet, too… Amy

  8. This world conspires….and those who want true love have to fight for it. The textual details of the poem invoke strong imagery related to love. Very nicely done, Sanaa!

  9. I love your way of using your words in your poems. it makes me marvel at your talent with words. Keep them coming, always looking forward to your pieces! with awe and admiration.

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