Cheeky Missy

Helpless Musings in a Dark Corner....of the Dungeon

(sonnet attempt #XII) 


A helpless captive in the dungeon deep

In vain I shed my tears and think to cry, 

For none can hear my pleas, condemned to die.

My happy career upon the stage weep

 I now to lose.  How gaily did I leap! 

A sprite,  a fancy spry, a butterfly, 

A timid, merry ingenue was I, 

That gliding across the world's stage did sweep

A' scattering stardust, wafting a sweet scent

Of hope, and life, and light, and love....a breath

Of fresher air?  yet powerless to save

Me when I fell.  My lovers and my friends....

Where are they now?  In solitude my death

Upon me presses.  Succor vainly I crave.



  • nair36

    I'm not laughing... I would of lent a helping hand to any poet... great poem... you're like Shakespear but as a woman... You and your poems are GREAT and I always look forward to the next.

    • Cheeky Missy

      Oh, but I suppose I sarcastically do laugh....Thanks for the kind thought, seriously. Now, hahaha, you know a little of what I was doing on Christmas Eve.

    • dbremner

      Very well written, as for its sentiments I'm not certain I agree. If you read my Love, Space, Stars you'll see that was composed for you. Great that you are back.

      • Cheeky Missy

        Thanks for the welcome back and your favourable vote.....considering the sentiments, seriously, realize that no one here rescued me or even offered to. I liked your Love, Space, Stars....thanks so much for composing it for me, very seriously.

      • jvl narasimha rao

        Your sonnet really reminds of shakespeare.You are really a gifted poet

        • Cheeky Missy

          Thank you very much. The interesting thing is it is not Shakespearian, it is in the Italian/Petrarchan form...or supposed to be. Thanks alot for your vote of confidence.

        • ironmaiden_81186

          hey cheeky...glad you're back with a gem...
          the poem is much deeper than your internet problem tho...its beautiful..i really like it..

          • Cheeky Missy

            Thanks alot for welcoming me back and for your perspective....I am glad it is more usable than just for my little troubles.

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