08 December 2010

For A Friend Close To My Heart

For the past few weeks, I've been working on a sonnet for a British Literature class. Iambic pentameter, quatrains and couplets filled my head as I wrote. Because I spent so much time on this, I figured I'd post this. Not to continue a common theme or anything, of course.

My dearest friend for whom I’d give my life
Has killed my spirit to the core, for I
Have been a faithful friend. We had no strife
‘twixt us, yet still you cause my soul to die.
Our hearts did beat as one, did dream as one,
Inseparable were we. I gave no cause
To hurt me thus, yet hurt me you have done.
Never I have broken friendship’s true laws,
And yet you chastise me. But still I’d take
Great pain from you. For faithful friends are true
Through earthly woes and problems that you make ---
I’ll guard your back in all the things you do.
As David with Saul did not break nor sever
So will my faithfulness be yours forev’r.

1 comment:

  1. Jamie says:

    Such a beautiful poem. I take it as being a friend who you've grown apart from. Maybe you didn't want this to happen and maybe they brushed you off? That's my interpretation.

    I was reading through your other posts. I'm sorry to hear you have strong social anxiety, but I am proud of you. You keep on pushing, and even though you might be in a valley right now, you still continue to push forward.

    The anxiety isn't something that ever goes away quickly, rather, you work through it. You fight it, and it can diminish. You can beat this, just look inside. I read from your posts that you indeed have the strength, you just manifest it in different ways (Sylvia) But its there, I see it.

    This is coming from someone who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, just want you to know your not alone.

    Keeping you in my prayers, <3, you got this girl.