Sonnet 375

Being born of a worldly age I bow
To all the teachings history may show,
For oft when choosing action for the hour
A solvent past may wisdom there bestow.
What has been done before oft shows the way
Wherein effect and cause play out their part,
So machinations of the past may sway
Resolutions the tried and true impart.
Thus may we learn by viewing other faults
As much as gleaned from triumphs of the past;
To shutter knowledge such in ancient vaults
Is to be blind at how the die are cast;
For what’s to be oft rests on what’s transpired;
Odds favor acts of wit and worth conspired.

© Loubert S Suddaby. All Rights Reserved.

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