Thursday, 19 April 2012

100 Word Challenge #38

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups -Week#38 

Sorry, slightly over 100 words, what can I say, I got carried away :-) I feel I made up for it by adding an extra level of complication and throwing in famous Shakespeare quotes (can you spot the plays?)

To thine own self be true

“I am a girl more sinned against than sinning”
And yet I venture forward heart on sleeve
In hopes of finding love, the worth of winning
That were it not for knowing I would grieve

But truth doth tell “there’s daggers in men’s smiles”
So carefully I tread this path alone
Though lies may stray me as I pass the miles
And promises of hearts encased in stone
“But love is blind and lovers can not see”
That truest hearts did falter over time
The bitter smile of fate shall not take me
Rejection will not manifest as crime
A future lies in waiting for me too
"This above all: to thine own self be true"


  1. Brilliant. Love it - and it scans properly and you've kept the good old Shakespearian feel about it! Well done. (Can I be picky? I just wish the penultimate line read 'lies' instead of 'lays'!)
    Good job!

    1. LOL .. thanks, I agree, changing it now :-)

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    1. I'll take that as a compliment coming from a Writer and Editor :-)


  3. This is a stunning piece of writing. I agree with WftE - it has an Elizabethan feel to it. Love the picture too! Thank you so much for joining this tricky one!

    1. Thanks Julia, was a great challenge for me this week and I'm so enjoying reading everyone else's .. some very tallented people out there :-)

  4. Loved this, another one with an authentic feel about it.

  5. I really enjoyed this. The others are right - it has the perfect Shakespearian feel to it.

  6. Touche, though I feel you have more than mastered this challenge.
    And probably put in more time than me crafting it. I'm no poet, just work bit harder when pushed. ps Lear, Macbeth, Merchant and Hamlet. Thank Google ;) But you made me work ... that's what counts!

  7. Excellent this! well crafted and and original take on the theme. Loved it.

  8. Thanks everyone, for such lovely comments again :-)

  9. Elegant, clever, beautifully balanced, heartfelt. Nicely done.

  10. finding love worth winning, indeed. :) Nicely done and the quotes were perfect...Glad you shared...