This Life Is Yours

With what reason do you challenge all tasks
It is such a burden for each request
Is it because it is just me who asks
Are these actions your way for me a test

Your day has turned to night, and night to day
Hardly a time you don’t have an excuse
Why do you want to live your life this way
There is no life, no place for a recluse

You want control, but not the consequences
You get a life that is based on what’s earned
I wonder when will you come to your senses
The path ahead depends on what you’ve learned

I know that your life is not as others
Just know this is your life, not another’s

This poem is an example of an English sonnet.  A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme.  Examples of a rhyming scheme:  1) abab cdcd efef gg  2) abba cddc effe gg  3) abba abba cdcd cd.
A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.  An Italian sonnet is composed of an octave, rhyming abbaabba, and a sestet, rhyming cdecde or cdcdcd, or in some variant pattern, but with no closing couplet.  Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line, but Italian Sonnets can also have 11 syllables per line.  French sonnets follow in this same pattern, but normally have 12 syllables per line.
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