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Where once they were panting and drooling,
The bridge love of liberals is cooling.
They can’t bear the word
That they’ve always heard
Since Donald’s the big Trump that’s ruling.

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photo by Michal Zacharzewski at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhiqCTa/Old+man%27s+hand

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© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2017.

 

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      Sonnet 42 – The Luck Of Skill

In game or life, beginning hands may set
A path to walk upon, a hill to climb.
Be careful, though, of how you place your bet
The first is not the all, nor end of time. 

One’s pocket aces still may see defeat
By one with lesser cards who’s simply bold.
The total of a tale’s the tasty treat –
One starting fast may later simply fold. 

The one who starts behind may rally, build,
And make the most of what seems all too small.
E’en that which is the worst, when one is skilled,
May then be conquered in the longer haul. 

This signifies who wears the champion’s belt:
It’s what one does with what he has been dealt.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

 

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