Sonnet: Things That Were to Be

Once I dreamt of things that were to be
But now can only dream of things that were
Sweet escapades designed to passion stir
From next to next I wandered wild and free

Once I gazed upon horizons vast
Where ere I looked saw opportunity
But now, I find it difficult to see
An option which has not already past

The universal fate of man is this
To ignorantly struggle in his prime
With needed knowledge gained too late in time
Eyes open he steps into the abyss

Recovery seeming not to be in sight,
Perhaps, it’s time to just turn out the light.

This sonnet, like a child took nine months to come to fruition
Louis William Rose

About Louis William Rose

“I stand for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, he lectures on the subject of parliamentary procedure and political process. He serves as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in California, and Alexander, a successful real estate professional here in Jacksonville.
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