Shall I Compare Thee to a Banded Krait?

November 10, 2010
By Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness." -Anonymous


Thou art a Serpent; thou dost slither and glide
up unsuspecting shoulders to give a harsh hiss
in the naïve ear where deadly words settle inside.
Hypnosis daren’t send one into the dark abyss,
but when it does, O Cursed Serpent, thou art to blame.
From whence comest thou, wicked smirking snake?
To whisk an innocent soul into your scouring, toxic flame?
Revenge comest often after thou, but every sword you break.
Poison green-striped or red diamond-backed
thou dost appear in many-a-form,
but a sulf’rous fume lingers wherever thou hast hacked
and O how many a heart hast thou made into thy dorm!
Canst thou hear, thou venomous Banded Krait?
For, someday soon, one will come to twist your fate.


The author's comments:
This poem has the rhyme scheme of Shakespeare's 18th sonnet (abab,cdcd,efef,gg). I found a sonnet on Teen Ink, and really liked the form, so I wrote one of my own!

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on Dec. 19 2010 at 4:05 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

It is the honest truth for me to say that before mastering said vernacular of 18 century I must first become well acquainted with the english language of which we are now speaking. I have failed to do the latter, therefore I cannot fully comprehend your work, however-its freakin awesome. I am loving the last line. do your dance captain.

on Dec. 6 2010 at 7:06 pm
Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness." -Anonymous

I'm a girl, but thanks. ;) It was for my creative writing class - I was flipping through a book titled something like 'Snakes Around the World,' etc. and got this idea.

on Nov. 26 2010 at 11:48 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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yah i got chills, good job man


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