Poetry by Jeff Green

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possibly the worst sonnet on AP

by cricketjeff on December 24, 2007.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I don’t even know why I want to write
A sonnet to display my love for rhyme
Although I think one day that I just might
I do not think today will be that time

This rhythm slow and soft does not suite me
I like a much more dancy beat in verse
And though my rhyme is good my metre’s free
And so my sonnets always look much worse

But I shall try and try and try again
A stubborn poet who can rhyme at will
And maybe if I do perchance obtain
A sonnet worthy of a little thrill

I can get back to the verse that I love
And give this form a final deadly shove

Author notes

I have been trying to write a half decent sonnet for decades, and as this shows, I still cannot.