Sammie Wilson

 'A professional writer is an amatuer who didn't quit' - Richard Bach
I didn't quit. 

My Journey - Free Fiction

Ever Lasting

Posted by Sammie on March 8, 2011 at 6:08 AM

Continuing on my learning experience of poetry I’ve been learning how to write a sonnet. Apparently a Shakespearean sonnet (the one I have to write) needs to be 14 lines with an abab cdcd efef gg sequence. If you aren’t familiar with this type of poetry you will see what I mean shortly. Each line also needs a syllable count of ten which just has to add to the frustration factor, as far as I am concerned.


So here it is – my first attempt at writing a sonnet.


I was just a child when we first met (a)
When my life was carefree and exciting (b)
Our first kiss I shall never forget (a)
Your lips red, beautiful and enticing (b)


We are all grown up and still together (c)
From the first day I knew it to be (d)
From this day I know it to be forever (c) 
A life of bliss, a life of you and me (d)


Our children so independent and grown (e)
Meeting their soul mates and sharing their life (f)
Soon to be having children of their own (e)
So proud I am of them and you my wife (f)


But now here I sit alone in our room (g)
Rest in peace my love, I shall see you soon (g)

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Reply Emily Richards
9:32 AM on March 9, 2011 
This gave me goosebumps!

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