So many of my smiles began with you – NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 23
So many of my smiles, began with you.
A glance, a word, a coffee break with you
Made my life happy for a day. And Yet
When you are not there I started to fret
And I would start vigil for the next day.
Hoping for a change, Awaiting each day,
Against all hope, for you to speak to me
Yet Alas! for the day you spoke to me
Life turned around and flipped upside down
For all the best and all the worst, I mourn
Could not happen at once you see.
I realized then, for that smile you see
was not for me, it was for my neighbour .
With a bitter smile, I agreed for the favour
Why Yes! of course, I am glad to help.
NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 23
The prompt is
Today, I challenge you to write a sonnet. Traditionally, sonnets are 14-line poems, with ten syllables per line, written in iambs (i.e., with a meter in which an unstressed syllable is followed by one stressed syllable, and so on).
This is my first attempt at anything even resembling a sonnet. I was unable to stop at 14 lines though, tried a lot to remove a line. But it had developed a mind of its own by that time and I was quite helpless. 🙂