He Shoots And Sinks Our Ships (English Sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   Jun 12, 2017

If hearts are made to beat then why do they
So frequently succumb to static deaths?
Why should this rhythmic beast become the prey
And leave us engineering loveless breaths?
Has Cupid's arrow not in fact amassed
A heap of punctured flesh that slowly rots?
These vessels of the deep are thus harassed
By bows that loose their bolts with deadly shots.
With little thought we sow the yearly corn -
With flighty minds, we saunter through the mist.
We often do not think when dreams are born
And so we wake to find ourselves adrift.
The beauty of the moon is pocked with scars;
A healthy heart and love lie worlds apart.


Ben Pickard 2017


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  • 7 months ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    I agree. You are in the league of Shakespeare - he would not be jealous, but would hold the conversation with you. Beautiful, yet again. X

    • 7 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you to everyone for their time reading and commenting on this.

  • 7 months ago

    by The Po whet

    Ben...If Shakespeare was alive accidentally today...he'd be jealous. You always write amazing pieces.

  • 7 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, you are the sonnet king-this is no exception-you are really the writer we all inspire to be-well done my friend-

  • 7 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Benny - You wont see this for a while.
    However DAMN!!!! This like all your other pieces are amazing. I am stumped at how one person can have so much tellent! No wonder its worn you down!!!

    I have to favourite this!.. I love it.

    We shall speak soon friend. xx

  • 7 months ago

    by Ren

    (<3) love button for sure!

    Ben, not sure what else I can say that hasn't already been said. Your amazing words always create such a masterpiece! And your rhyming is wonderful- you'll never be out of a job ;) I was going to copy and paste my favorite lines but then realized I would have just copied the whole thing lol.

    Fantastic write once again! Take care :)

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