This is a Shakespearean sonnet that I wrote for my English class. In this poem, I wanted to portray a different version of love, not where someone falls in love, which is the fairly typical scenario, but a situation where love can hurt and the pain is not necessarily one or the other’s fault. I would sort of describe it as falling out of love, not because one of the parties involved has stopped being in love, but more like because the circumstances have separated these two. I also wanted to deal with the themes of death and rebirth.
I took inspiration from a British TV show about zombies called In The Flesh. It got cancelled several months ago, leaving the narrative stuck on a cliffhanger and fans (including me) rather unhappy.
Finally, here is my Shakespearean sonnet:
Overwhelmed by heavy dolorous grief
Burden so big I feel like I could drown
Broken, pale, my soul aches for relief
My cold kingdom ruled with a fruitless crown
Though once you promised me eternal love
I weep as you slumber in earthly bed
Flying vultures and crows circle above
And here I stay, frozen, lonely, undead
But this mangled heart may beat once again
Given a second life with someone new
I will continue on despite the pain
My dear, but don’t think that I forget you
Now please, give a kiss from beyond the grave
Which will sustain me ’til the end of days
Thank you for reading!