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.

 

 

Photo Credits: imgarcade.com

Form: Shakespearean Sonnet

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

and posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Grace says:

    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 ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
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  2. kaykuala h says:

    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!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. Oh the voice in this is so accurate…….a wonderful write! I most love “Time alone shall make them kneel.”

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  4. Gail says:

    Well crafted.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. Bjorn says:

    Love can be a battlefield for sure, filled with traps and blockings.. The world can seem to conspire against us…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  6. A very beautiful sonnet!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Rosemary,

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  7. Sumana Roy says:

    I like the play of Time and Love here…a lovely write Sanaa….

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  8. Old Egg says:

    Love is indeed like an ocean wild; constantly moving, exciting and a place which excites you on each visit!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  9. Jae Rose says:

    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. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

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  10. blogoratti says:

    Very delicate words and a lovely read as always. Greetings friend!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. Mary says:

    Love has its ups and downs, but if it becomes a battlefield one wonders what toll the relationship is taking on both.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  12. This was a lovely sonnet. reminded me of a youthful mindset where love resides.

    Gracias

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Marcoantonio,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  13. Debi says:

    A delicate, lovely love poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Debi,

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  14. totomai says:

    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

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. Only we know what swims within, and how much we need it…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. annell4 says:

    A lovely poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Annell,

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  17. CC says:

    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 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello C.C

      Thank you so much for such a huge compliment 😀
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  18. gillena says:

    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. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  19. Elizabeth says:

    We do have a tendency to come down on the side of love, especially when it is contested by others around us. Like the language here,

    Elizabeth

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. What a beautiful sonnet of love!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Donna,

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  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    Ah, I do so enjoy rhyming done well. A beautifully rendered sonnet imbued with wonderful words. A lovely write.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Wendy,

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  22. Manicddaily says:

    Also a very Shakespearean choice of topic–starcrossed lovers! Thanks, Sanaa. k.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Karin,

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  23. I like your repetition of that line, “all things conspire.” It adds a sense of order to the piece, and “conspire” makes it seem almost ominous, or conspiratorial.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Matthew,

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  24. dsnake1 says:

    lovely sonnet, a real pleasure to read aloud. (i find it a difficult form).
    yes, “Love is like an ocean wild” 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  25. Kerry O'Connor says:

    It is sad to think the world conspires against true love.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  26. gillena says:

    A lovely day to you Sanaa; thanks for linking up at Monday WRites today

    much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  27. G L Meisner says:

    Fate can conspire but love does win out. Great expression.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mr Meisner,

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  28. 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

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Amy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  29. panchali says:

    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!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  30. humbird says:

    I like your poetical voice,the thought ‘Love is but a battlefield’, we need to grow our feelings to take Love to new Universal level…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  31. Jamztoma says:

    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.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello James,

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  32. What a beautiful sonnet! Love the rhythm & rhyme ~ exquisite 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Loredana,

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  33. Love is so many things….You have expressed the depth and emotion of it

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susie,

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  34. ladyleemanila says:

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

    lovely sonnet, Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ladyleemanila ❤️ good to see you 🙂

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