Sonnet 26

What trials has time wrought for those who loved
And languished in the summer of their years?
True hearts uplifted by a loving sun
Soon fall to earth amidst a thousand tears.
Fond hopes, once burning beacons of glad hearts,
Now glowing embers of sad memory,
Fade like the dying of a billion stars
As dawning drowns them in an astral sea.
So with this interchange of joy and grief
Do human hearts and souls assume their state,
And join the flux of universe complete,
Amidst the blank neutrality of fate.
As golden sunshine brings tomorrows’ rain,
So joyful smiles may be tomorrows’ pain.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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