The Power of Discretion: A Sonnet on the Strengthening of Relationships through Silence



With words oft hasty, bonds may quickly fray
And trust and love in jeopardy may lay
But silence, used with care and judicious way
Can strengthen ties that bind us day by day

Refrain from vocalization in such case
When silence holds the key to peace and trust
For in the preservation of these ties we place
The utmost importance, as they must

For secrets kept, and conflicts left unfurled
Can lead to bonds that stronger are and pure
So in the tempest's eye, remain unfurled
And let your silence be the cure

For in this stillness, understanding's born
And relationships, forever, shall adorn.

About this poem

This sonnet delves into the idea that in certain situations, refraining from vocalization can be crucial in preserving and fortifying relationships and connections.

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Written on January 15, 2023

Submitted by Mawphniang.Napoleon on January 15, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAAA BCBC DEDE FF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 594
Words 107
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 2

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