An open crowd looms around. What spectacle to see?
Come stand before the judgement mirror,
and every flaw shall be made clear.
Take to heart what is revealed, for this is whom you shall be.
Or so the message is conveyed, and you shall play your part.
Rework your canvas to appease this crowd.
Judgement demands it, and nothing else is allowed.
Even if to change that special person you are would break your heart.
Judgement says you are not beautiful, but you should be much bolder.
Least you forget, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What fiery passions erupt from simple lust?
The eye catches what it wishes to see.
Emotions are uncontrollable, but the heart shall entrust
that it gets what it wants. Love shall be.
Two hearts joined together as one,
even though society may shake its head.
We shall stand against the rising sun,
and defy the hatred that is said.
You cannot tell someone who they are to love,
or deny them their own free will.
We must fight to rise above
the hatred against us. Until
people can see that love cannot be defined,
but should be embraced with an open mind.
This is a sonnet I wrote just recently on Fluffy's last Challenge. I find Iambic Pentameter extremely difficult and this took me quite a while to get the correct stresses on the syllables and the correct number of Syllables per line (10 for straight iambic pentameter) which is why I am simply reusing it for this challenge. The first quatrain introduces the "problem" that is solved in the following two quatrains and then the poem and theme are summarized in the final couplet. Enjoy, if you didn't read it before.
A chill fills winter's zephyr full of ice
As snowflakes fall cold on the face of earth.
Will your heart's warmth be meager, or suffice
When snow and ice try to steal winter mirth?
As harsh as winter is from time to time,
As frigged as the air can turn your heart,
Just listen to the bells of winter chime
And see the beauty of which you're a part.
The air may send a shiver down your spine,
The flame in your heart might be losing light,
Just come right next to me and I'll share mine
The blaze in my heart burns forever bright.