Only Truth by Gabriel

Our disappointment’s rooted in the way
We see and want to see the world — of which
It is the diff’rence where we find dismay:
That life does not conform to any wish

We paint our expectations in excess —
Dressed in ruby reds and ocean blues
And shades our memories don’t e’en possess;
Our dreams are vain – gratuitously hued

However disillusioned we may be —
For when our expectations don’t reflect
Or aren’t congruent with reality —
Our will must persevere and not defect

For it is only truth that sets the stage
For freedom, progress, peace — but firstly change

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Posted on October 17, 2016, in Student Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Gabriel Gonzalez

    Ahh, it’s not centered perfectly. :/ Some of the lines were a bit long, I guess. That makes the end rhyme harder to catch and messes with the continuity a bit, but oh well.

    • Gabriel Gonzalez

      It’s my first sonnet by the way

    • Sorry Gabriel, that’s how it looked in my email. If you want specific formatting, I suggest sending me a word document, because then the formatting will stay the same. Email often messes things up between different email hosts and depending on what device you’re viewing it on. I see what you mean now, and I will fix it. You did a great job with it!

  2. This was so well written! I enjoyed reading it, and the formatting wasn’t a hindrance to the reading experience in my case πŸ™‚
    I especially loved: “We paint our expectations in excess β€”
    Dressed in ruby reds and ocean blues
    And shades our memories don’t e’en possess;
    Our dreams are vain – gratuitously hued.”

  3. This is amazing! Very well written, great depth to it! Congrats! πŸ™‚

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