We present the five winning entries (in alphabetical order) of our sonnet contest in honor of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (April 23, 1616).
By Georges Alvina
By Molly Larson Cook
By Mary Meriam
By Eddie Murray Pietrzak
By Kyle Potvin
The five winning sonnets are wonderful. I liked all of them. Here's my first (and probably last) attempt at writing a sonnet. [Apparently the comments section doesn't like to use line breaks.]
Progress in San Diego?
We thought we had our guy with Mayor Bob,
He broke the mold of "always" GOP;
But grabbing women doesn't fit the job,
So Filner got his fate that was to be.
How much our people want to watch the game,
Of Chargers scoring fast on a new field;
And many see that there are some to blame:
With arrogance and sloth, they fail to yield.
Hotels, apartments, grow and scrape the sky,
Home prices reach so high, that we can't think;
As homeless try to cope, and wait to die
Will San Andreas cause it all to sink?
Can San Diego be what we rejoice?
It's time to take a stand, and make a choice.
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