SEASON OF WAR

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I’m so glad to be posting this, as it is (embarrassedly) my first ever written Shakespearean sonnet, with a pretty loose rhyming scheme of abab cdcd efef gg and the syllabic technique; pentametre.

SEASON OF WAR

WHAT HAS THE EARTH DONE TO EARN THIS ASSAULT?

ARMY OF MOIST PELLETS PLUNGING AHEAD

THEIR SWORDS DREADED BY THE STRONGEST OF ALL

SENT BY ARES HIMSELF TO FREE OUR LAND

OLD AND YOUNG, WEAK AND STRONG, COY AND DARING

ALL, SOUGHT ABODE FROM THE WRATH OF THEIR LORD

A WRATH THAT BROUGHT WITH IT, COUNTLESS BLESSINGS

THE FIT FLED, THE CRIPPLED RAN EVEN MORE

A DESCENT SO STRONG, ALL TURN PURITAN

WIGS WENT ON RECESS, PANTS WENT TRUNCATED

A DELUGE THAT OVERRULES KINGLY PLANS

WORKS ARE AVOIDED, MEETINGS ABSCONDED

MOTHER NATURE, ROB US NOT OF THY RAGE

YET MAKE IT NOT MORE THAN WE ENVISAGE

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