Devils Pawn (My First Sonnet)

by Milly Hayward   Jul 8, 2017

Thy stench dost wrench the ardour from my soul
and make my blood more cold than icy snow
dost thy not stir the bubble and the bowl
and drown in silence all that now won't grow

Thy evil skin doth hide thy soul from light
and muddy up the truth from all around
beware lest earth consume thee out of sight
and demons chain thy body underground

Dark torture is the prize that thy has drawn
for crimes against the world and life above
ye have been played, naught but the devils pawn
in your life's game you've lost the prize of love

Gold is never shinier than when fake
An evil path is always a mistake


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  • 1 week ago

    by Free verse

    Wow Milly, why didn't you write any sonnet after this one.
    You are quite good at this format.
    Atleast write one for everlasting sonnet contest.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Sonnets are notoriously difficult. I can see you've worked hard, even using ye olde language. Like me you have found the stress placement a challenge and have errors as a result. Milly, this is an excellent first attempt; certainly a better one than I achieved. Lol

    Well done. ((Hugs))

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Milly, awesome first sonnet! You really nailed it. Interesting topics you've been writing about lately. Well done-

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Love this,

    as your first how did you find the writing of it, I've only written 3 as I find them rather awkward. Obviously a problem you didn't encounter.



  • 3 months ago

    by Ren

    Excellent job, Milly! Fantastic!

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