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A book to keep weekly entries for the Promptly Poetry Challenge
#989932 added August 5, 2020 at 2:31am
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My Mistake - Week 9 - w/e 8/2/20
PROMPT: Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you.
Make that line the title of your poem.
Write a poem inspired by the line.
Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.
Somewhere at the bottom, place a note telling us the line and the source.

A minimum line count of eight, please.


My Mistake

When young, I had my choice of beaus.
My charms were good enough to please.
I’d never suffered loss or woes
And lived a life of wealth and ease.

He swept me off my feet with words
That messed my mind and touched my heart.
I only heard the singing birds
And thought he was a work of art.

He bent his knee beneath a tree
To pledge his troth and promise much.
In truth, he never cared for me.
At most, I was a useful crutch.

I learned too late his wicked ways.
I’ll pay until the end of days.


Form: sonnet
Lines: 14
Inspiration line: “Reader, I married him” from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte





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