This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Today's Prompt is English Sonnet

A traditional sonnet is a poem of 14 lines. It follows a strict rhyme scheme. It is often about love. A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.



Tears are needless, an emotional flaw,
I've been told this lie all through my years...
Hold them in, (those words like a buzz saw,)
swallow hard, don't show anyone your fears...

So alone in my bed, my tears I'd hide,
for the loneliness was burning so deep,
was it selfishness or my foolish pride,
every night I just cried myself to sleep...
He took all my tears of pain and sorrow
never shaming the way I was feeling,
He showed me love, a brighter tomorrow,
Now my tears I'm no longer concealing...
True love holds you, when your tears pour like rain,
stays with you, bringing happiness again.
Yes , I know, my pentameter is non existent.... Overlook it...I did...LOL