I took a stab at writing a sonnet. I followed the rhyme scheme ABAB / CDCD / EFEF / GH, in keeping with the structure of Shakespeare’s sonnets. There are one or two lines that don’t have five feet per line, but I generally tried to keep to that. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets deal with some sort of love, so I made this sonnet about a break-up. The speaker basically just wants to feel nothing anymore, until new love can be felt and old love’s sadness can be buried.
Thy whispered words of bitter final song
Bring me to Death by hidden lovers known;
Love’s beauty sang on, but not for too long:
It thumps within now graceless, hardened stone.
Must I endure this? Must I carry on?
Must I constantly crave thy callous touch?
Bury my heart in rotten dirt, so gone
Where I may not absorb this pain as such.
If live I must as now I am, consume
All pulse, longing, beneath the seven seas,
Cast the ashes of wretched love, entomb
All recollection, memory, and glees
For only from ashes do new buds bloom,
So Death brings new life, and silence to gloom.