My attempt at Shakespearean structuring. I hope you enjoy.

You seek for such a stage to prove your might 
A chance to realize your endless fight 
Where words will cease to be your only trace 
And you will catch seraphs fallen from grace 

But still you shake against your self-wrought chains 
Your biting at the bit destroys your gains 
When will you realize that all you love is now in vain 
And those without a cause will pause and not move for'd again 

Your fight is one where victors shall not be 
You are your own worst foe, undoubtedly 
These lies you tell yourself are signs of youth 
You must be patient if you seek the truth 
But still you shake against your self-wrought chains 
Your biting at the bit destroys your gains 
For you are young and life is long and now the task at hand 
Is merely to survive and thrive within these shifting sands 

And yet even these near endless nights 
You fear the dark yet loathe the fading lights 
You're unbalanced, rife with pause and circumspect 
A storming soul these storming eyes reflect 
So still you shake against your self-wrought chains 
Your biting at the bit destroys your gains 
You seek to be a bastion for those weak of wealth and soul 
But you've cowered still unflowered so your dreams may not be whole 

Who do you think you are? A savior scorned 
Another face to jeer or grave to mourn 
Put away your pride and hurried hands 
And listen to what your true self demands 
You may not be a force to save the world 
But your own stage is where your flag's unfurled 
So biting at the bit when all's at stake 
And shaking those cold chains to make them break 
Will only cause your strength to wain and by the time you're free 
You've known only the lead and need it now for you to see 


Submitted: October 29, 2015

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Bert Broomberg

Good poem. It could be a nice idea to write your next poem in the form of a sonnet like Shakespeare did. In that case mind that Shakespeare didn't just use a rhyme scheme that goes aa bb cc etc. You will probably enjoy writing sonnets. They may seem tricky at first, but they are very rewarding to do. Good luck.

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