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MidnightSonneteer
Fire of Insight
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Poetry Contest

Compose a Shakespearean style sonnet

Since I am temporarily unemployed and stuck at home with the gray sky blues, I thought it would be fun to see who all the secret sonneteers are at DUP.

Rules are basic, just follow the rhyme scheme and meter that the Bard of Avon used with his famous sonnets, such as Sonnet #29.

One of my favorites.


"When, in disgrace with fortune and menís eyes,
 I all alone beweep my outcast state,
 And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
 And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
 Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
 Featuríd like him, like him with friends possessíd,  
 Desiring this manís art and that manís scope,
 With what I most enjoy contented least;
 Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
 Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
 Like to the lark at break of day arising
 From sullen earth, sings hymns at heavenís gate;
 For thy sweet love rememberíd such wealth brings
 That then I scorn to change my state with kings."

óWilliam Shakespeare


Try as best you can to match the iambic pentameter, but don't give yourself a stoke about it.

Have fun!

Betty
Dangerous Mind
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Forum Posts: 270

QuestionÖ I know this is shocking, but Iíve written ONE sonnet. I know. I know. Weird.

Can I use it? Itís old.

Or does it have to be new?

MidnightSonneteer
Fire of Insight
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That works for me!

I mean, I think an old one is just fine!

Betty
Dangerous Mind
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Forum Posts: 270

Push me, pull me (a motherfucking sonnet)

I whispered fuck you like a sweet love song   † † †
when you bound my hands with your black silk tie  
you pulled back yet my spine stayed straight, stayed strong  
your hand in my hair, violence in my eyes † † † † †
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I struggled, knees weak, your tongue traced my need †
just as hungry to touch you in return  
You eased in me gently, I did concede † † † †  
As my soft longing turned into slow burn † † † † †
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Then raging heat, sweaty skin, open eyes † † † † †
your fingers clamped on my waist as you slammed
hard into me from my lips wresting cries
with wet slaps of our sex my mind was damned † † † † †
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We whispered fuck you sweet like a petal † † † †
played the song back as fucking death metal † † † † †
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Author's note: FUCK YOU SHAKESPEARE! † † † †  
Real Author's note: I wanted to put on a strap on, and see if I could spread a f sonnet. It took a TON of lube. How'd I do? † † † † †
Written by Betty
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Betty
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MidnightSonneteer said:That works for me!

I mean, I think an old one is just fine!


I have it in writing... and... done.

OMG! MY EYES! MY EYEEESS!

:)

MidnightSonneteer
Fire of Insight
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Well if that doesn't get the competition off (to a proper start), then nothing will

Best of luck, and thanks for entering!  

LunaGreyhawk
Dangerous Mind
United States 15awards
Joined 8th July 2019
Forum Posts: 648

Half-Spent Wishes

Dandelion in the spring,  
half your wishes spent;
carried off on tattered wing,  
astride hopeís last lament  

purchased wind that wanting bought,  
secured upon dead air;  
were they wasted without thought,  
dispensed without a care?  

was each plucked with great concern,  
did you and Love conspire?  
placed in hands that upwards yearn,  
where action meets desire?  

gently to the earth I blow,  
down where all the wishes go †
Written by LunaGreyhawk
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mel44
Fire of Insight
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Joined 3rd Mar 2017
Forum Posts: 239

Unwarranted Judgement

In your disaffection, Iíve been alone
tormented, shamed, it is me you deject
the wickedness of your tongue, all Iíve known
shunned, an outcast from the pain you deflect
 
Oblivious you were to secrets kept
you saw a delinquent, misfit at best
a reality, you would not accept
an innocence you had, I was not blessed
 
Blinded, guided by the youth you perceive
our mismatched histories cannot compare
unable to see the reasons I grieve
you could never have known, you were not there
 
Disgraceful in your ignorance of thee
knowing not the chronical of my past
formidable truth you refuse to see
judged, left in madness by shadows you cast
 
Now we are grown, forgiveness in my heart
But wounds that have scarred shall never depart
Written by mel44
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Jordan
D.O.C.
Twisted Dreamer
United States 7awards
Joined 4th May 2022
Forum Posts: 86

Odyssey Damned -- A Sex Tragedy

"A dozen or so times per night is fine, but too much of a good thing    
generally leaves one somewhat sore."  
-- a singular captain of seamen heroic †  
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When from her bedroom isle my siren sings, †  
I plummet to the raging sea below, †  
though knowing my desire a horror brings, †  
together with a ravaged groin in tow! †  
In madness how I brave each tidal wave, †  
while choking on an oceanic bile! †  
Full crazed I labor like a galley slave, †  
as to and fro I paddle doggy style! †  
I side stroke! †Back stroke! †Breast stroke! †Butterfly! †  
I underwater fish and flutter kick! †  
I snorkel deep beneath the mackerel sky! †  
I full upend my dicky boat seasick! †  
Until, at last, bone dead, I wash ashore -- †  
shipwrecked by rocks a battered, broken oar . . . †  
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a dedication of Respect †  
for †  
the Pain of much too much †  
whoopee † †
below deck †  
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a revolving helios sonnet shakespearean satire menippean on †  
the unimaginative love life † †
full adrift at sea †  
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march, 2023 -- yet sexual frustrations untold †  
still lashed to the glossy image of manifold †  
centerfold sirens †  
wrapped round stripper poles
Written by Jordan (D.O.C.)
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Rew
Thought Provoker
England 2awards
Joined 30th Sep 2022
Forum Posts: 60

King Wind

I bring some news to the lone coyote
out on the prairie seeking kith and kin,
I tilt at windmills like Don Quixote
but my royal command sets sails to spin.
 
And in Autumn's august lusty breezes
I strew my carpets with silver and gold,
and lift some skirts to gain my due curtsies
as I strip heads bare to show, don't be bold.
 
Here in my realm of brisk April showers
weathervanes point but they all point in vain,
from all directions I'll make you cower
and bow your head low to my royal rain.
 
I rule my lonely kingdom from on high
You'll never see me but, you'll hear me cry.
 
 
 
 
 
Written by Rew
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ReggiePoet
Reggie
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Sabine

You yielded as I carried you away
My comely captive, stolen from your kin
Your eyes so bright, you blushed under my gaze
With charm, dark hair, and alabaster skin
Iíve claimed your plundered beauty as my prize
My comrades coveting your naked form
Though timid, you stand tall and dignified
Your future As A Roman now assured!
With haste Iíll kiss those lips as sweet as wine
To make you My Minerva or Athene
And take you as my wife or concubine
Forget your former life as a Sabine!
I sense ambitious yearning in your souló
The best choice of the lotóThe One I Stole!

 
Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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Josh
Joshua Bond
Tyrant of Words
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Joined 2nd Feb 2017
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Sonnet Nr.01 ó Cricket-Football-Rugby

The batsman hit the ball as hard as hell
it flew beyond the line, a certain Ďsixí
the umpire signalled both hands up to tell
as crowds applauded calmly pleased to bits
 
The centre-forward dribbled past the backs
and thwacked the ball, off-side, in back of net  
the referee was blind or rather lax  
or maybe bent the rules to win a bet
 
The fly-half took the ball and ran the pitch  
a sprint of fifty yards, touched down to cheers  
the try converted straight without a hitch  
and local pubs got stocked with many beers
 
Who wins Ö who cares Ö itís how you play the game  
but money tempts with fortune, greed and fame.
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
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ConsequentialChaos
Twisted Dreamer
United States
Joined 7th Oct 2022
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Dreams of Dusk

The twilight air is filled with golden hue
A soft and gentle light that fills the sky †
The birds have all retired, save a few †
That sing their songs before they say goodbye  

The trees stand tall and silent, bathed in glow  
Their leaves afire with the setting sun †
The air is cool, a gentle breeze doth blow
As evening settles, day's work is done  

And as the darkness falls, the stars do shine
A distant fire that burns so bright and true †
They twinkle in the night, a sight divine †
A guide for travelers lost and feeling blue  

So let us take a moment, breathe the air
And watch the world slip into twilight's snare
Written by ConsequentialChaos
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Everavalon
Twisted Dreamer
Canada 1awards
Joined 19th Dec 2022
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Oath of capture

Airborne blue so surely fleeting
Upon my soul the vapours blew
Come hither where the strands are meeting
Enveloping the lives of two

Calm me, morrow. Send me grace
To inhibit the investors decay
A life of wanton spirits enlace
In the fields in which we lay

Separate the spoken harrows
That form illusions kin
Navigate the forgotten narrows
That we both are treading in

Kill me softly with your censure
A forgotten oath of capture
Detail the depths of our adventure
Foreswear the minds enrapture

Sonic confines unending
Pressured speech absolved and bending
Written by Everavalon
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Poetic_Quill
Mister Write
Fire of Insight
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Joined 13th Apr 2021
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Pink Velvet

your pink velvet that inspires me to write  
I love the way you pulse, shiver and leak  
you invade my mind, haunt me through the night  
I worship you with words I cannot speak  

but my mouth is the only thing thatís dry  
your tight grip, intensely warm and dripping  
the slick dream and the whisper of your sigh  
slakes while from your velvet cup Iím sipping  

I am face to face with your sultry haze  
I love your slippery clit, mouth and thighs  
thinking of your tasty slit fills my days  
now I come to you my sweet, sticky prize  

fingers penetrate deep into your heart  
you feel my tongue flick whilst your legs I part
Written by Poetic_Quill (Mister Write)
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