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Siren's Sing (with link to text/audio) (standard:poetry, 169 words)
Author: Victor D. LopezAdded: Mar 16 2015Views/Reads: 2012/1Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)

Siren's Song 

Poetry is a dangerous siren's song, 

That calls the soul towards a chasm deep, 

Dulling the mind and making the heart long, 

For that which it may touch yet never keep. 

A Sonnet is too much the friend of truth, 

And leaves no room for self-deluding lies, 

It conjures up the honesty of youth, 

And artifice through artifice soon dies. 

Essential truths will spill onto the page, 

Transpiring through the pores of consciousness, 

Leaving exposed the battles that we wage, 

To build facades of hope for hopelessness. 

I can deny the painful song I hear, 

But it's too late; its message is too clear. 

(C) 1980, 2015 Victor D. Lopez 

For a presentation that features six of my sonnets with an accompanying
self-running reading for each alongside the text, you can visit 

After the welcome screen, you can move to additional slides by clicking
the right arrow at the bottom right of the screen. A new sonnet will be 
displayed and my reading will commence automatically. 


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