Poetry #10: If I Leave

WordPress Writing Prompt: If You Leave

Life is a series of beginnings and endings. We leave one job to start another; we quit cities, countries, or continents for a fresh start; we leave lovers and begin new relationships. What was the last thing you contemplated leaving? What were the pros and cons? Have you made up your mind? What will you choose?


My sonnet If I Leave.
I’ll try an apostrophe another day.

If I leave, so much to do
before even getting out the door
books, CDs, and clothes askew
it all seems like such a chore.
Divvy it to charity or trash
what’s left I’d love to keep
other things want to be stashed
but no room for that, so I weep.
Once I’m done with all of that
I have the freedom to roam
in any direction, I go to the mat
maybe enjoy the life of a gnome.
Appearing magically from place to place
leaving without a glance or a trace.

Day 10: Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe

Today’s Form: Sonnet

A sonnet is normally composed of 14 lines of verse.
Using the rhyming pattern a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g.

Today’s Device: Apostrophy

An apostrophy occurs when the speaker in the poem addresses another person or an object (usually personified) directly.

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About Lissa A. Forbes

Writer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, lover of nature. http://www.lafcustomdesigns.com/p/about-laf.html
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One Response to Poetry #10: If I Leave

  1. This is very good! Sonnets are such a challenge for me but you pulled off very well!

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