A sonnet which offers an alternative to Hamlet's famous suicide soliloquy...


In Reply to Hamlet's Soliloquy

As Hamlet sighed, “To be, or not to be?”
depressed souls, too, have contemplated on this;
though philosophers throughout history
have sought for the answer, they all searched amiss.

Not in riches or power, nor in pleasure,
or knowledge, or wisdom when gone has youth,
but in the heart and soul, and the treasure
of God, is lodged the dismissed answer’s truth.

Therein is found the true solution of hope,
the reason for life and being, and for joy.
Of all Creation’s things, humanity’s scope
on this world's stage was not meant as The Fates’ toys.

So, if this good news has been overflowing,
then despair let man now be overthrowing!




Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-07-23 at 22:18

Tags Hamlet  Soliloquy  Suicide 

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