Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Elton's Songs (Songetry Sonnet for Lainey)--By Michael Todd--United States

Elton's Songs (Songetry Sonnet for Lainey)

Sad songs say so much, or so speaks Elton;
Though really, does not have to be as such.
We all fall in love sometimes, with the one;
I need you to turn to; ask I too much?

Not all things constant, if the river can bend;
I'm still standing, whatever comes my way.
Love lies bleeding, but my heart you can mend.
Come down in time, and I'll meet you halfway.

Heartache all over the world, this is true.
I suppose the end will come at some time.
I've seen that movie too, what to do?
Duets for one lend only to sublime.

Breaking hearts is not what it used to be.
Goodbye doesn't seem right for you and me.

Note from writer: This is a songetry piece, made up from song titles and passages from Elton John & Bernie Taupin. It was written as a result from a poetry challenge to write a sonnet using song titles from a favorite artist. Elton John was the obvious choice for this writing exercise.

Michael Todd aka Myke Todd has been writing and posting stories and poetry on social networking sites since 2006. He can currently be found at his dedicated poetry site... http://myketodd.blogspot.com/

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Todd. I am a fan of Elton John. You did a very nice job with this. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thank you, Maurice. So happy this resonated with you.

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  2. *sighs* No one writes sonnets like you do, and no one writes a good love poem like you either. Lucky is any lady who is the inspiration behind your poetry <3

    *waves to Lainey* :)

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    1. Sonnets are my comfort zone, love poems are my passion;
      It just makes perfect sense, to write them in this fashion.
      They come to me in visions and dreams,
      Though seldom now; and so it seems
      my inspiration wanes to a meager grade, just token ration.

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    2. *smiles* I love this, and I love you <3

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    3. The feeling us mutual and a half.

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  3. I have missed this one since its original posting. I'm glad I got to read it here. This is an impressive sonnet and you have sewn Elton's legacy beautifully and woefully together. Thanks for sharing this gift.

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    1. Thanks so much, Matt. No telling how often I think about but how seldom I read it. Love your seeing analogy. So much of this is woven into my personal fabric.

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  4. Michael it is a very difficult task to write a sonnet with song titles like this. You have mastered it beautifully

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    1. Thank you very much, Clarice... I might have had an Angel looking over my shoulder.

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    2. you have met the challenge in a most superb way!! Love it!!

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    3. Thanks, Linda. It really was the best of challenges, and fun.

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    1. I was hoping you would like this format, Christopher. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Oh This was fun Myke!! Glad I decided to log into my Google account today ;) Always enjoy spending time with your words.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. You are far too kind.

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  7. Just beautiful.... you are the sonnet master, for certain. I love Elton John's songs, this certainly brings back some nice memories. HUGS :)

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    1. Thanks, Colleen... Not so sure about being a sonnet master, but getting to play a sonnet maestro for a few moments was a blast.

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  8. Wow, you nailed it! Nicely done and lots of fun. :)

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  9. Thanks, Mary... Very grateful to you for stopping by for this piece.

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  10. I know this is Elton' songtitles and lines but now it's your song. :P It always has been your song anyway. Well done, Sir Hammer.

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    1. There is a nice mix of always and almost here, Alba Leigh, and that has value.

      Thanks for visiting here tonight. There will be ice cream later.

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  11. When one heart has a greater capacity for love than another it can't help but leave one wanting, wondering and wishing. I have never met a person that a broken heart looks good on and the sense of loss that is felt when goodbye is said can leave a sense of incomplete almost as great when goodbye isn't said. Reading this makes me want to offer you a great big hug......We don't need a sad song to say so much when you have said it so eloquently herel

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    1. I remember reading this back, for the first time, after writing the poem, and thinking, "This did not work out as planned."

      Love your generous overview, Stephy. Hugs are always at a premium. Thanks!

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  12. This seemed to be a lot of fun to write. I really enjoyed reading this exciting poem this morning. I found myself immersed with your pleasant piece. Great work,

    Russell

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    1. It really was a gratifying experience, Russell. I was caught up in a challenge where I wrote 17 poems in a 100 hour window. Two were brief sonnets. After that they got longer, some as many as a hundred times.
      These days, sonnets are my friends.

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    2. Some as many as... a hundred lines...

      Autocorrect is not my friend.

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