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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
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.