The Senior class wrote Shakespearean sonnets this semester. Each sonnet had to have 14 lines with 10 beats or syllables per line. The sonnet had to have a Shakespearean rhyme scheme or pattern. Mrs. Williams, the Junior and Senior Literature/English teacher, chose a few of the sonnets she thought were written exceptionally well.
We enter this building for our last year
So many fears tend to run through our heads
Ready for freedom but holding in tears
We'll look back and miss each other instead
We fuss and fight but it soon will be done
But they never really meant very much
Life is a battle waiting to be won
But we'll be held together by God's touch
Our separate directions we now must go
Awaiting the future our time we give
Our lives await, we still have time to grow
On to college we'll go to learn and live
As beloved memories cross my mind
I think of all we are leaving behind.
Written by Amanda C.
I am not very good at this writing
but Mrs. Williams said this would count for two
I am going to start without thinking
I can't think of what rhymes with two, but "you"
I'm going to do what Allison does
She thinks that she is Shakespeare and just writes
I think the secret is to write just cause
Not knowing how to write this really bites
You'd think I would know how to write a poem
Since I've been listening to them for two years
I think I should've written to my mom
Just to finish this is causing me tears
This sonnet is finally finished
It doesn't sound so bad does it?
Written by Lina M.
I see you walk by me every morning
You stare ahead and don't speak, not one word
You don't realize that I am mourning.
"God just make me a free and happy bird"
Maybe I can fly and escape this pain
Or maybe the pain is too much to bear.
My life is over, there is nothing to gain
Cause your love you've decided not to share.
Forces keep tearing us further apart
I've tried everything to repair our love
But you've decided to let love depart
And that's why I pray, "God make me a dove."
If there were one thing left for you to see
I pray that you'll love me for being me.
Written by CheLyn M.
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