Writing 201:Poetry, Day Ten:Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe

Today’s form: Sonnet

Today’s  Device: Apostrophe

I have struggled hard to write this sonnet since I saw the prompt. I find it very difficult to give up. This morning an email from a friend brought some sad news. I’m sorry I’m not writing this for pleasure of any kind, but something to show our friend we all understand what this loss means to him and us.

To My Friend!

Today our good friend’s world is in disarray.

His dearest son bid goodbye forever!

I don’t know how to  comfort him today.

How can we humans deal with this ever!


He truly has been a good friend for long.

I feel lost to know he’s out there suffering.

I wish I could say, “don’t believe this it’s wrong,

He will come back to you happy  smiling.”


Life puts us through so many hard exams.

It’s not easy when you are facing it.

So let’s pray my friend can make other plans,

Like spend time  with  his  other kids and not quit.


Our children are special we  know it’s true,

I hope none of us,will face this blow too!

………………………………… 😦


















18 thoughts on “Writing 201:Poetry, Day Ten:Pleasure, Sonnet, Apostrophe

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. What you describe is sad. May your friend be as good as circumstances allow.

    What you’ve written is consoling, supportive, with deep empathy.

    All good wishes,


  2. My dearest sister,

    I also feel very sorry for your friend. It’s impossible to imagine the loss, or how the parents must be feeling about it. I think that your sonnet makes us aware of this, and conveys the sadness and the prayers.

  3. The loss of a child is not something that can be easily imagined 😐 It is a pain that decimates a parent! So sorry for your friends loss. May God grant the fortitude and Grace to traverse such a hard journey. Take heart.

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