Day 14 Fourteen Line Poem
June 14, 1578. Fourteen-year-old William Shakespeare wrote his first sonnet.
Actually, I made that up. Shakespeare really was 14 in 1578, and he did write sonnets. But no one knows when he wrote his first sonnet. Today may be the day you write your first sonnet, though.
Write a poem of at least fourteen lines. You may want to try writing a sonnet, but any fourteen line poem will do.
A sonnet is a poem written in fourteen lines with each line usually having ten syllables. There are various rhyming options for sonnets. Shakespeare used the rhyming pattern: ABAB CDCD EDED GG.
Look up Sonnet if you need help and come up with your own fourteen line poem.
I had planned to wimp out on this challenge. But the more I thought about the things I had read today…so many filled with judgement and hate. So many hurting people.
Here is my poem.
Ugliness, judgement. How can this be?
Hate of everyone and everything
Especially anything different than me.
Killing and bloodshed.
Instigated by religious zealots.
Hate and bigotry.
Words used like deadly pellets.
Jesus came not to condemn or judge.
He came to love and to save.
He loves the wounded and the weak
Not just the strong and the brave.
Please, please, my brothers!
Let us all simply…just love one another.