Hi everyone! Sorry I’m a bit late on this one. Today, I have something interesting. For school, I was assigned to write a poem in the form that Dante wrote his Inferno. It’s 10-11 syllables each line, and the first two lines of each stanza have a rhyming pattern of: ABA, BCB, CDC, and so on. Here is what I wrote. Enjoy!
From Dark to Light
I could feel the darkness rise all around me,
I could not see through the dark; I was drowning.
I needed some light. I needed a match.
I patted around in my pockets urgently,
I pulled out a box of matches, rejoicing.
Still unable to see I fumbled with one.
I struck it against the box, but it cracked.
My heart beat as I felt panic arising.
I struck another one, but it too snapped.
I was failing to provide light I lacked.
I dropped the second to last match; my hope bashed.
I would be dead forever in darkness.
Suddenly, to which my eyes it did attract,
A very faint light which flickered and flashed.
I felt a hand on my shoulder and jumped.
“Do not be afraid,” a strong Voice said to me.
“I need light,” I looked down at the matches I trashed.
“But I can’t get it,” I wailed with much grief.
Said the Voice: “Only I can set you free.”
I fell to my knees. “I will do anything!”
“Then give me your final match,” said the Voice.
I clung to my last match; doubt arose in me.
Will I really give him my everything?
I want to be free. I stood up, match in hand.
The hand from my shoulder took my last match.
Then suddenly, I felt the darkness fleeing!
Light blazed all around me and I laughed for joy.
I beheld a man upon whom I did latch.
“Thank you,” I cried. “I shall be yours forever.”
I was saved. I lived in light. Joy was fulfilled.