How to Write a Proper Sonnet
By Michelle Garren Flye
First, find someone whom you can pledge your heart;
Second, you’ll want to make sure you can rhyme;
Next, make certain you’ve perfected the art
Of striking the beat and staying on time.
Taking the next step is a bit tricky—
Into your feelings you’ll need to dig deep.
Telling us how you feel can get sticky,
But trust me, get ready to take that leap.
Fill your lungs with all the air and desire
You are able to rouse on short notice.
Holler out your emotions with fire!
Then postpone to see who reads your opus.
Instead you could do what I have done here:
Follow the steps without getting too dear.