I have a ‘can-do’ attitude,
I will rarely ask for help,
I think if I applied myself, there’s nothing I can’t do.
But with this ‘can-do’ platitude,
I lay shame upon myself,
for if my failure’s not my fault, who should I blame then? You?
So here I stay and feel so sad,
In self-hatred and shame she wallows, the fool!
Only half realizing that she is mad
when being herself.
I don’t know if they’re trying to make us give up (only four days to go), but today’s prompt Day 26 of NaPoWriMo 2014 was to create a curtal sonnet. Now, I stay far away from sonnets if at all possible, and definitely from any variation thereof, but here goes.
A curtal sonnet consists of a sestet (ABCABC), a quatrain (DBCD) and a half line (B). The schedule for the lines (ABCABC DBCD B) and the rhythm of the lines aren’t set in stone, but I needed some help and this was how the example poem was set up. *sigh* We’re on the home-stretch, but I don’t even know if this would qualify as a curtal sonnet… Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my attempt!