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14th November 2016 ~ Poetry Challenge ~ Day 14

2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14
By: Robert Lee Brewer ~ November 14, 2016

For today’s prompt, write a dedication poem. Pick someone or something as a subject and dedicate your poem to him, her, it, etc. You may consider titling your poem “For Big Foot” or “To a Purple Push Pin.” Heck, you could even write a poem to your former or future self.

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TO A DEAD PLAYWRIGHT

by John Yeo

The irresistible, controversial, William Shakespeare.

~

You will never come to know me in my lifetime.
I feel I know you extraordinarily well.
I have read and admired much of your life’s work;
Your powerful magic will stay with me to my end.
Reinforcing my humble hopes with high aspiration.
Maturing with the years like a rare vintage wine.

~

The beauty of your verse and your wide comprehension
Of life, and life’s changing, ever changing situations .
Kings and Queens with their hopes and dreams
Lovers and clowns, tragedy with comedy entwined.
The language of mystical life, hopes and fears
Sowing seeds in my thought, building high inspiration.

~

The players weave your silken web of dreams sincere,
Teasing the groundlings and the intellectual elite.
With exquisite laughter, impossible expectations.
Poetical life that has endured four hundred years.
Love and wit, expressed in a new language
Drama with wonder, blood, cruelty and fears.

~

The irresistible, controversial, William Shakespeare.

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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