Sonnet 296

You walked into the hall and time did stop;
Sharp voices hushed abruptly in the room.
There every mind was cleansed of every thought
Save but the one your visage now did own.
Oh beauty rare that with this silent power
By looks alone could every eye so glaze,
And with a single glance stun faces dour
Soft killing them in silent dumbstruck praise.
What pleasure so to see the haughty slain;
Fair beauty’s boot upon those pompous throats
That from thick scrags that thin blue blood might stain
White ruffled bands that those dark hearts did sport;
But then you flashed a smile to souls astound—
And in an instant razed them to the ground.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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