For once I had a love but was denied,
I got my spirits up, and then my hope
Was broken by his lies. I all but died
When I was left alone. I could not cope
With all the strees, my life lay on the floor.
It’s all but been destroyed. But I have found
A sweet release that makes my heart just soar.
My final choice has been to break new ground.
And I will go and start anew, I must.
For if I don’t I surely will be sad
Forever more. My start afresh will just
Be what I need. I really can’t be mad.
Being alone may possibly be grim,
But it’s enough, I’ve given up on him.

*note – I wrote this sonnet for a friend of mine after she had broken up with her boyfriend.