It’s Been Said


 Poetry tops the list of things I love. I’ve never had a chance to study it as an art form. The college I went to didn’t have much use for poetry. Nobody ever got rich from writing. I can make the statement they didn’t place much value on the written word as a means of expression. The university I attended offered a creative writing class every four years at college. It was a requirement for middle school teachers. I felt sorry for my professor. It was his last year before retirement. All my classmates did was complain. I decided to devote 2021 to learn about the different styles of poems. If they don’t offer me a class, I’ll make one of my own. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I titled this sonnet It’s Been Said.

The sonnet form I used

I used the style of a Shakespearean Sonnet to write It”s Been Said. Sonnets conform to a pattern.

First, Quatrain establishes the subject of the sonnet. It consists of four lines with a rhyme scheme of ABAB.

Second, Quatrain develops the sonnet’s theme. It also consists of four lines with a rhyme scheme of CDCD.

Third, Quatrain rounds off the sonnet with a rhyme scheme of EFEF.

The ending couplet should act as the conclusion and uses a GG rhyme scheme.

The poet should use the iambic pentameter when writing a sonnet. I don’t if I can achieve this since I can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Also, I will be recovering from having knee replacement surgery. Hang onto your hats. This month’s exploration of poetry should be interesting.

It’s Been said

It been said all you need is love

And I want to believe it is true

It gives us something to rise above

More a heavenly than earthly hue

It is hard to consider love in these dark days

When hearts seem so bitter and cold

Evil passions let loose on the world all ablaze

It is hard to love with a heart so bold

In this virus filled toxic atmosphere

Where lies are truth and truth are lies

It is simpler to tremble in mortal fear

But we mortals must find the courage to rise

Let nothing delay, impede, or supersede

Because love is the only weapon you need

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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