Hi, guys. This is me practicing the Shakespearean sonnet. I hope I didn’t mess it up.
I have seen the man kick his wife
in the belly, and in that single
action put a shameful end to a brewing life
like shit in a public restroom.
I have seen the man lynch his fellow –
another man who loves like a lady.
I have seen the hate in his eyes, how it runs hollow.
I have seen the man kill a baby.
A wail, a stone in the dark,
and in that, the mourning of two losses:
one, of the child, departed without a mark
The other, of hope and all its benign forces.
I have seen the devil in all its shades,
and I say man is in the worst of all his days.