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Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #951992
When the angel of death wins. My first sonnet.
THE FINAL MOMENT—a sonnet


When all is done and Death, thy angel wins,
And brings me in His heavenly presence;
Shall I then beg that He forgive my sins?
Shall I then pray that I be spared penance?

Shall I let Him know how well I did try
To follow His each and every command?
Shall I to Him my actions justify,
So that I do not earn His reprimand?

I tried to do whatever He ordained.
I tried to follow what path He had showed.
What matters if my progress was restrained?
What, if I could not achieve as avowed?

I shall simply lay down myself prostrate
At His feet and then for His judgment wait.


* Written as Shakespearean Sonnet, which consists of fourteen lines, each having 10 syllables in iambic pentameter [ five beats of "da-DUM" meter].

The rhyming scheme is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.


M C Gupta
31 Dec. 2004
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