A biographical sonnet of my chequered life.


Sonnet: “Outcast”

Like Frankenstein, I, too, am loathed to death;
I walk this earth devoid of friend and hearth,
devoid of joy from the time of my birth
and from the first draw of my infant's breath.
An outcast and a pariah among
the friended, I exist without the mirth
and glee of those born of more ample worth,
esteem and prize,—O would that I belong!
Still, I am loved of my dear family
and most scarce friends, my books, and by my God
and e'en by my most oft-read poetry.
These things I cherish, honor, and must laud
with gratitude and thanks religiously
and be content as worms in blesséd sod.




Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-04-30 at 02:40

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
This reminds me of Shakespeare's 29th sonnet, thematically. And it is very well-made, well-written!
2018-04-30


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
A very good and honest work. Welcome to poetbay, Ngoc Nguyen.
Ken (D Williams)
2018-04-30