I wrote another poem today

I tried to write a poem in iambic pentameter. How did I do?

So April 23rd is Talk Like Shakespeare Day. I think this is because that is either the day William Shakespeare was born, died, or both. I wrote a poem trying my darnedest to write in iambic pentameter, which good ol’ Willy was known for. I used an unusual rhyme scheme. I looked up the bubble sheet answers for the PSAT and used the correct answers to distinguish between different rhymes. Unfortunately I cannot locate the source I used for this, so I have no clue what year it is from. The rhyme scheme goes like this—

B-1
A-2
C-3
D-4

A-2
C-3
A-2
D-4

So on and so forth

So here’s my poem!

Look Up Before it’s too Late

All is well on the planet
Not this planet, good heavens no
Good fortune is not only found within sugary confections
Look up, or remain bêtise

The knowledge in society must grow
As it is known that humanity can be an infection
Ready, set, go
Look up, or pay the price

Sugar, spice, and everything nice
Enters reality’s imperfections
Without judgement à la a martinet
Look up, or lose all connections

Ensuring protections
As fellow Earthlings cachinnate
Home sweet home becomes a flambeau
Look up, destroy your vice

This is blog post 23 of 30 of my April writing challenge. Have a wonderful day, and remember your kindness does not go unnoticed!

Author: BeGraceful

My name is Bailey; writing is a passion of mine and I am excited to see where it takes me!

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