All English Sonnets
So many times, be-decked with ornaments,
Of reason and of patience, I argued,
And very easily won all arguments,
And very triumphantly continued.
And blessed with effective ornaments,
Of subtle and suave nuances, I prevailed,
Of censure-laden tongues and sentiments.
Envious competitions loudly sailed.
I kept on winning all the tournaments,
In which I participated took interest.
And multitudes on their own behest,
Applauded me for my accomplishments.
But all my great achievements, enterprises,
My conscience weighs- rewards or criticizes.