Nota Bene! Rhyme scheme and total number of lines of this unique sonnet—ABABACDCDEFEFGG; and, 15 lines instead of 14 lines; respectively—are in sincere imitation of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 99, “The forward violet thus did I chide.”


''For Everything There Is A Chosen Time'' (2nd draft)

For everything there is a chosen time;
for everything, too, there is a season:
now in mid-life, and past my former prime,
I seek to probe life's heart, to draw reason
from its nub; and demystify its rhyme.
There's a time to live, and a time to die;
a time to be young, and a time to grow old;
there's time to be far, and time to be nigh;
a time to mourn, and a time to be joyful.
But most of all, there is a time for Time;
for its appointed length has a purpose
that the Creator gives, a plan sublime
that we must search for below the surface.
(To plumb for life's rhyme and reason,) Such depth
requires time which consumes a whole life's breadth.




Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-02-14 at 16:50

Tags God  Life  Time 

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice adherence to structural rhyme and rhythm. It read well and can be spoken easily. I also enjoyed the theme and content.
2021-02-14