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…..Sonnet 51 – From Some To All

The history of man records a tide,
A current ‘cross the world that swelled and rose
And raised the race from ignorance to ride
To mountaintops capped by the aged snows.

Crowds caught the rise but some were left behind.
A mark of that is when men marked their X.
While most were men of letters and refined
A single letter was, to some, complex.

Today, at high tide, we’re so civilized
The paper for an X now disappears.
And penmanship, an art once highly prized,
Is cursed as end of teaching cursive nears.

The tide that rose and made the islands small
Now brings a special ignorance to all.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.


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