I was working on this sonnet since last year, after a friend of mine was – in my opinion – unfairly boosted out of her job. She was a great help to my friends and I as it related to learning about poetry and we felt as though that there were certain forces that were unnecessarily working against her. I also wanted to work on my poetry forms and decided to write a sonnet, as I had not done so in a long time. This is what I came up with:
Do not go gentle into that dark night
Where sun is absent, where moonlight hides face.
Charge forth and challenge ignorance with light
And dispel evil with beauty and grace.
We know there’s nothing new under the sun
And that all it takes for evil to win
Is for good to turn tail without having begun
To stand up for right, to make evil spin!
But be no coward, stand not aside afraid
Draw forth your sword, charge forward into war
Slash and slice for justice; confront, not evade!
Forward into battle, scorn not your scars –
Charge forth! Charge forth! Let armour shine bright
as warriors fight for the Good and Right!