Once I Met A Stranger

Once I Met A Stranger

A Poem by Chance Sky

A sonnet that exploits the corruption of society and relates it back to the biblical cleansing. To clarify I don't want this or think this should happen. It just sounded pretty. I'm not even religious


Once I met a stranger, with no fire in his eyes,

Then I met an angel, but he was too dead inside,

The there was a leader, and his lips only spilled lies,

And a bunch of children, that had nowhere left to hide.


Drugs are the currency, paranoia is in bloom,

Fire scorching the skies, a disease hot from within,

We are all travesties, there will be no god left soon,

Darkness eats at our hearts; we’ll destroy him with our sin.


Dead ashes in the wind, I have a soul that can’t sleep,

Lost in reminiscence, plagued with guilt not only mine,

As we complete our fall, the earth will silently weep,

The catacomb of life, we destroy all we define.


The wanted saving waves, here will come the needed waves,

Crashing and falling in, how many lives can be saved?


© 2013 Chance Sky

Author's Note

Chance Sky
Ah ignore any grammar issues I may have, it's never been my strong point trust me. I'm open to any criticism, no matter how harsh. It's of course written with the Shakespearean Sonnet format (a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g) and each line has a count of 13. The first half of the line before the comma has a count of six, and the second half a count of seven.

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Although this is the first time I encounter a sonnet with a 13 syllables ... the highest i ever heard of is 12

Posted 8 Years Ago

Adam Lebzo -RonninWarrior-

8 Years Ago

i see! But just an advice... 13 syllables are too much... The line becomes too long and disturbs the.. read more
Chance Sky

8 Years Ago

oh thanks! I never thought about it that way x)
Adam Lebzo -RonninWarrior-

8 Years Ago

always welcome!! :)
Oh How lovely! Just when I thought I am the only sonnet writer on this site
Thank you for being here lol

and if I may draw your attention to this
'The there was a leader, and his lips only spilled lies,' i think you meant "then"

Regardless, quite beautiful and expressive, my heart belongs with sonnets and metered poetry
Please do stop by, have loads of them lol

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on February 1, 2013
Last Updated on February 1, 2013
Tags: sonnet, religious, significance, rhyming, four, stanza, corruption, society, bad, wrong, cleaning


Chance Sky
Chance Sky


Ahh I'm bad at these things, I find I always get off topic and ramble endlessly. So for your sake and to lessen my embarrassment I will try and keep this short and sweet. My name is Chance Sky, yes .. more..