Friday, November 14, 2008

Dream Terror (a sonnet)

My first sonnet ever!! I was so excietd yesterday when I wrote it!!

dunno if I succeeded though.... here it goes...

Dream Terror

Often have I had gory dreams

Of being shut up in prison, of rape

Life threatening situations with no escape

Gruesome visions that oft made me scream.

But lately I had one of unspeakable horror

It was all the effect of Wilde's book

Dorian Gray took me off the hook

The dream made me weep and shudder with terror.

The one whom I love, I planned to kill her

I planned to kill her while I slept

The grossness of this I cannot forget

Cold, cruel, bloodthirsty murder.

"Please tell me she's alive, tell me she's not dead!!"

I cried out full of shame, repugnance, dread.

5 comments:

Shivika said...

Hmm...I wish Oscar could read this..you might have saved him in Trial.

Surjodeb said...

i'm not really qualified to pass judgement... even though it sounded really nice & made perfect sense. :-)

sakshi said...

i like it shruti. its simple understandable and the kind of matter of fact simplicity it takes towards the thought is interesting.

Deepti said...

the form is good though i dont like the content...but since its the sonnet, therefore the form matters more...and the words used r good...everything;s good...except i just dont like the content....its difficult because i am not being objective...but very subjective

Deepti said...

hey, where is ur new poem?