Love will save us (Acrostic/ Sonnet)

by - Mr. Darcy   Jan 7, 2017

Languid lament becomes all that we know,

Or could this be a reason to fight back?

Vanquishing poison that within you grows,

Enters my core as life slips through the cracks.

~ ~ ~

Why would I not climb up the highest peak,

If there lay just a slithered ray of hope?

Leaving you now, I walk this cave of teeth;

Liquating sacrifice of blackest rope.

~ ~ ~

Satan beckons me to his smouldered light,

A vampire that I hope will grant my wish;

Venomous fangs drain days to living night:

Equipped I flew, then gave my timeless kiss.

~ ~ ~

Unbridled love will beat adversity,

Soaring to strike out for eternity.

© 2016 - Mr. Darcy

Not my favourite, or best sonnet, but my first attempt at an Acrostic Sonnet.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Truly enjoyed reading Michael. All the very best

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Thanks, Brenda. I've been immersing myself in the Sonnet form, trying to improve my knowledge. They don't come to me quite as easily as they do for other writers. We won't name names, hey! But, I'm glad that Sir Lancelot sonnet show off has left PnQ's. Lol

    Workshop starts today!! :0)

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, I liked this a lot. Not only did you write an acrostic but through in Sonnet just for the heck of it? I liked the story line, dark, brooding but yet love in there too. From reading your comments I know you struggled with meters but I think you really pulled a lot out with the confines of putting sonnet together-very cool!

  • 1 year ago

    by Everlasting

    If you have a doubt where the stress goes, try a dictionary. It highlights where the stress in a word is located. It helps a lot.

    • 1 year ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Great tip, I'll use and share that. :D

  • 1 year ago

    by Everlasting

    Ah thank you!

    I had forgotten to continue the continuation of the Sonnet/acrostic I previously wrote. Lol

    I like the one you wrote. Though watch out for trochee words. Yet even better write one in trochic instead of iambic.

    • 1 year ago

      by - Mr. Darcy

      Thank you guys. When I say these words out loud, I hear iamb, but now I don't know. I just write to how it sounds to be and try to start it off with an unstressed sound - 'try' being the operative word! lol

      Thanks, again. I really do look to you both to highlight these details.

      Luce, I might just take your advice - knowing me, I will write a perfect iambic sonnet for once! lol