(This poem is part of a heroic crown of sonnets. For more information, see "Crown of Chaos, Crown Jewel")
Perhaps I should give something else a try.
If I gave up, no one would ever know.
Alas! I cannot trust this easy lie.
The reason for these sonnets is to show
That I can change, that I can choose to work.
I do not mean to prove myself to peers,
It is in my own mind that judgments lurk.
I write this so that I might face my fears.
But you, the reader, do not care about
the reason that I wrote this sonnet crown.
And I did say that I would write without
me saying things that might cause you to frown.
I know this project may not end up neat
But I can't let this crown go incomplete.