A Key Concept For Humanity
May I display a key concept for all
Humanity to note? The world needs to
Observe itself a little better. Doll,
You pay too much attention to see-through
Material that will hardly matter.
All gold and mirr’rs will fade eventu’ly.
These entities only stir up chatter;
Attempting happiness unsuccessf’ly.
Surround yourself instead with leaves and trees;
Listen to your love’s symph’ny of laughter.
Note what was created just for you, please;
Faux creations shouldn’t be sought after.
Let your fingertips grasp ahold of art
That can’t be touched, but only by your heart.
This is a sonnet I wrote last week for my AP Literature class. I’m really surprised with how it turned out; it’s the first sonnet I’ve ever written. There are some parts I’m happier with than others, but I think that goes with any first draft. I actually really liked writing this too.
Let me know what you think in the comments. Happy Hanukkah!