Effulgence of Grandeur: A Sonnet of Struggle and Triumph
Mawphniang Napoleon 1993 (Ri Bhoi)
Per diem, my aim is to pursue a life of grandeur,
Yet I cannot ignore those Sauté moments that linger,
In times of woe, and past mistakes that still anger.
They haunt me daily, destroying my cheer.
I strive for excellence, but am held back,
By memories of failure and despair,
That intrude upon my mind and leave a mark,
And steal away my joy and peace to repair.
I know I must face these ghosts of the past,
And find a way to let them go and heal,
But as I try, their grip on me seems to fast,
And my attempts seem weak and all too frail.
But still I strive, for I know that true might,
Comes from facing fears and winning the fight.
About this poem
The verse composition presented is a poignant inquisition of the travail to surmount past missteps and iniquitous recollections. The orator manifests their ardent aspiration to lead an existence of grandeur, yet acknowledges the "Sauté moments" that persist and incessantly torment them, impeding their ability to progress and discover felicity. The utilization of linguistics is elevated, with lexemes such as "grandeur" and "endeavor" accentuating the orator's ambition, yet also juxtaposed with phrases such as "times of woe" and "failure and despondency" to convey the overwhelming gravitas of their past. The theme of confronting fears and surmounting them is also prominent, with the final lines emphasizing the puissance and fortitude that arises from confronting and surmounting one's struggles. In summation, the verse composition efficaciously conveys the internal battle of surmounting past traumas and the determination to pursue an existence of improved excellence. more »
Written on January 16, 2023
Submitted by Mawphniang_Napoleon on January 16, 2023
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|Scheme||XAAX XBXB CXCX DD|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 2|
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