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Author Name: FreeTheMindMaker 1 Comments
Date Added: September 27, 2008 19:09:21 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Lost Chances
Lost Chances

Oh how can this sailor of Heavenís seas
Be so oft lured astray by temptress love?
Seeking to put his lonely heart at ease,
He fails to behold the flight of the dove.
Oh how beautiful this exquisite thing,
Who gracefully glides as she croons her song.
With a tender smile, she offers her wing
Yet blind, neglectful eyes carry along.
Oh how sorrow smiles upon passionís plight.
Sweet Siren songs now navigate his quest
With amour fauxís feigned melodic delight,
Masking the rocks where hearts are laid to rest.
This feathíry memento serves to remind
Of a love that was lost and left behind.
Author's Notes:
This was my first attempt at writing a Shakespearian-style sonnet, and I'm surprised at how well it came out. I was happy I could keep the meter and rhyme scheme pretty accurate to sonnet form without it having sounded too forced, although the iambic meter is broken here and there. I'll work on fixing that, and if anyone has any suggestions, please do not hesitate.  I liked writing in sonnet style and had a lot of fun in the process, so I may do some more in the future. There's a little bit of French within the poem ('amour faux,' meaning 'false love') which just popped into my head as I was writing this and I liked how it fit. Anyway, hope everyone likes it! Thanks everybody!
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Comment By: FreeWide Awake on October 6, 2008 04:39:16 PM Report
Exquisite sonnet Bobby!

And I know how hard it is to write one of these, with those ten syllable lines,,,

A pleasure to read!



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