One of my assignments for this past week was write down some things I like to do, but haven’t done in a while. One of these things was to write poetry. I haven’t written a poem since I can remember. Yes, I write a lot of haiku but I was looking write a different form. I chose a sonnet. I may have had to write one in high school for a project in one of my English classes, but I don’t remember. So, as far as I m concerned, this is my first one. All I knew about sonnets was they had 14 lines. I didn’t know much after that so, I looked up how to write one. Seeing some of the examples, I started thinking of what I was going to write. Recently, I have seen the LOTR trilogy and that has been on my mind. I thought I would write a sonnet about Gollum. Not about the entire trilogy or Frodo and Samwise with Gollum, just Gollum and the ring. Enjoy!
He found the ring and called her my Precious
And on his birthday, he thought what a gift
As time passed, she had become infectious
Her power, impossible to resist
Killed his kin in order to possess her
He had thoughts of delusions and grandeur
Though she knew it would not last forever
Centuries passed and he wasn’t the same
She left him and went down the mountainside
He fought with himself and all off his shame
Since her departure he searched and he cried
He found her again, when she left the Shire
Precious obsession led him straight to fire
Thank you for reading, I hope you liked it!