Explaining Myself

September 13, 2009
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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.

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SaphiraBrightscales This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 20, 2013 at 4:51 am
Really enjoyed reading this, I loved your word choice! Awesome sonnet.
haileewrites said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm
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!
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