by Dr M C Gupta
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