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. In my time there, only one creative writing class was offered every four years because 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 writing different styles of poetry. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one Birthday Wish.
The sonnet form I used to write Birthday Wish
I used the style of a Shakespearean Sonnet to write Birthday Wish, There is a certain pattern used in one of these poems
First, Quatrain establishs 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. My guess is pain killers will be involved. Hang onto your hats. This month’s exploration of poetry should be interesting.
This February baby needs a happy birthday wish
Stuck in a frozen tundra, craving the warmth of the sun
In this current turmoil I know it might seem selfish
For this old woman to demand a certain amount of fun
I want people jumping out of closets and yelling surprise
Party hats, confetti, and a clown to make animal balloons
A five-layer cake with candy roses and candles glowing before my eyes
Everyone dressed in costumes depicting their favorite cartoons
Alias my party is a fantasy, a cotton candy dream
They don’t throw parties like that for old ladies
The idea is to have a more sedate, mature theme
All the fun is reserved for children and babies
Excuse me for not remaining as quiet as a mouse
What I want this year is to bring on the bouncy house
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