Shakespeare conspiracy theory

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was good Will Shakespeare a real man?

with all that prose production?

it’s hard to imagine one guy can

so to this there’s speculation

“To be or not to be—” or did he or didn’t he?

this might be the question

38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 narrative poems? PLEASE!

comic tragedies, blank verse, Elizabethan philosophies

 and character flaws with soliloquys!

is this one man’s natural genius?

or a crafty, covert, creative conspiracy?

maybe we’ll never really know but

something pulls at my leg, man

The Bard of Avon

might have been a collaboration

between Kit Marlowe and Francis Bacon!

“— wherefore art thou—” truth? truth be told

of Will’s life we know so little

history’s greatest dramatist

maybe never did exist!

anyway, as he supposedly wrote

it’s probably, “Much Ado About Nothing”

“And cursed be he that moves my bones”

was his last line of cryptic verse

so we can’t just go dig him up

and ask him


can we?

About troysherdahl

A blue-collar bohemian with a penchant for fine words and dirty jeans.
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1 Response to Shakespeare conspiracy theory

  1. troysherdahl says:

    I performed this piece at the St. Albert Public Library with the Art Out Loud Poetry Slam, “Wild and Woolly Words!” I was awarded the first place prize. It was published in the St. Albert Public Library online newsletter.

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