Portia Lane

Rookie - 33 Points (California)

Dear Love (A Sonnet)


Dear love if by chance you ever find me
My heart and I beg you keep your distance
Please do not make your presence known to me
Promise us you will hide your existence

I'm sorry these words may hurt you to hear
But I must warn you, you are unwanted
You are the reason for so many tears
Please don't make us your next hunted

Rejection you'll find upon your arrival
A walled off heart surrounded by fire
Our tactic to ensure our survival
Keeping you away, my heart's desire

Our greatest fear is you will come then go
That when we fall, we'll have but scars to show

Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I thought I would try my hand at an English sonnet. Recently I've been dealing with letting people in. What better way to explore my fear than writing to it's source. Hope you enjoy. Let me know how I did, what you think, and if it meant anything to you. Thanks.

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  • Rookie - 12 Points Clinton Ekeh (6/3/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    Its okay and I love it!
    If Shakespeare were alive to have read this, He sure would have given you kudos.
    Keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Makayla Straight (4/23/2012 5:44:00 PM)

    Portia Dear,
    This poem was wonderful. I enjoyed reading every second. Thank you for sharing this poem. I am excited to read more in the future.
    Best Wishes
    Kay Kay (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Mark Sauer (4/23/2012 5:30:00 PM)

    I approve of your form; rhyme and scansion matter, and I appreciate your sincere attempt to sculpt your thoughts within the discipline of a canon. Keep working in the sonnet form, and good luck to you. (Report) Reply

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