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Dropping What?

I dropped it on the floor!

By Denise E LindquistPublished 20 days ago 1 min read
Dropping What?
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Sonnet - a fourteen line poem with a variable rhyme scheme originating in Italy and brought to England by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, earl of Surrey in the 16th century. Literally a "little song," the sonnet traditionally reflects upon a single sentiment, with a clarification or "turn" of thought in its concluding lines.

There is the English sonnet, the Italian sonnet, the Petrarchan sonnet and another seven or more other versions of sonnet. Pinterest

The rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean Sonnet is: a, b, a, b, c, d, c, d, e, f, e, f, g, g, with 10 beats per line. Writers digest, Robert Lee Brewer

I am not putting it there anymore!

"How long did it take you to decide this?"

I will have to pick it up from the floor.

Dropping it on the floor, it feels amiss.


I was only dropping it a few times,

maybe more, I had to stop keeping track.

It sounded like one of the biggest crimes.

Thankful, it was something that wouldn't crack.


"What are you talking about now?" said John.

You mean what is on my desk? You don't know?

"What are you dropping," he said with a yawn.

The index cards I drop or off they blow.


I thought I told you when dropping my pills!

That is not all I drop, I drop my bills.


P.S. Please remember there are many forms to the sonnet and many learning the form change it as a friend of mine told me a few years back. I wrote it originally ending as a love sonnet if you can imagine that but changed it as the hubby suggested what I am dropping now is my pills.

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About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 26 grands, and 11 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I started writing A Poem a Day in February 7 years ago. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. Writing on Vocal/Medium now.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran19 days ago

    Only recently I came to know that there are many types of sonnet. Loved your poem!

  • Cathy holmes19 days ago

    Nicely done.

  • Mother Combs20 days ago


  • Naveed20 days ago

    Fantastic!!! Love it!!!💕❤️❤️

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