Ben I know you write only for yourself and the pain of doing so is self-sacrificing, and I love how this sonnet depicts that ... but crikey ... I'm so glad you go through the pain in order to share your words with us. It's a privilege to read your work. Amazing stuff! :-) x
Magnificent Ben! Do not expect to weave a goodly spell
Without the water leaking from the well. How true, words can kill or spare, make rich or poor. The issues of the world are packed into your poem and, as, said a great painstaking task upon the writer. Out of the mouth come the issues of life and death, recorded by pen and ink. Added to my Favorites, glad it was Nominated.