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Explaining Myself

September 13, 2009
By mavaabrat3 PLATINUM, Palm Harbor, Florida
mavaabrat3 PLATINUM, Palm Harbor, Florida
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I take this sonnet with ten syllables,
It must remain that way for fourteen lines,
If this is shown to those that know me well,
They won’t expect these words from me to sell,
Because historically it has been me,
To write lots of spoken word poetry,
So instead of me writing like Kanye,
I now write like I am Charlotte Bronte,
My forte is like a simple machine,
And my guidelines is useful Afro-Sheen,
While my strength only has one sum function,
Rules make this sonnet form to perfection,
If I must end this soon then I will say,
I’m more then fourteen lines of an array.

The author's comments:
I like Spoken Word Poetry, so I decided to create a sonnet with a Spoken Word Style.

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on Mar. 20 2013 at 4:51 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Really enjoyed reading this, I loved your word choice! Awesome sonnet.

on Sep. 29 2009 at 10:14 pm
haileewrites SILVER, Clark, New Jersey
8 articles 1 photo 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
I lost the game.

wow this is really awesome! i love the "spoken word style." it's very modern with a traditional touch. and i like the kanye and bronte line. creative! keep up the good work! i love sonnets, but i critique them very hard b/c bad poetry annoys me lol but this is just... exceptional!