My remixing of Shakespearean sonnet was to take different lines from any of his sonnets and try to come up with something totally different. A challenge to try to find the right rhyming words.
Then what could death do if thou shouldst depart,
Lest sorrow lend me words, and words express
How can I then be elder than thou art?
For I have sworn deep oaths of thy deep kindness,
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
To say they err I dare not be so bold,
O’ercharg’d with burthen of mine own love’s might.
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
What means the world to say it is not so?
To say, within thine own deep sunken eyes,
In winged speed no motion shall I know,
To find where your true image pictur’d lies,
Then of thy beauty do I question make,
Or I shall live your epitaph to make.
I lost her early in morning
I went to work worried and stress
She was barely there on flooring
I called mom to assess
She said she looks calm
Finally peacefully sleeping there
I still felt qualm
Said don’t disturb her where
She finally is at rest
I came home; we took her to vet
I cried upon her fur close to my breast
Vet confirmed passing of my beloved pet
I felt heavy loss through the days
For she was like a child in many ways
I have not lived by dazzling lights in night
Twinkling starlight, not found on the highways.
I have not lived among crowded walkways.
I don’t seek to be famous in limelight.
I am not an obsessive clothes shopper
Living crammed between sandwich houses
Have cause no heartbreak in the wee night hours
I have eaten fine steamed fresh lobster but
Tucked quietly away in local joint.
Open air I breathe life, no blocked skies
I live for grassy fields, as I surmise
A look to distant sky, the vantage point
I am cozy with a good book tonight
Gazing out open porch on starry night.