Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

Shakespeare Today

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When I consider every thing that grows
Is modified genetically today,
I wouldnst ere have giveth thee that rose
With GE strain that causeth skin decay.
Thine scented soap with crush’d rose petal ghee
Thee vigorously rubb’d with blithe elan
Wherewith thou beauty fadeth horribly
I stand transfix’d to view thy purple tan.
Werenst not it rose but sonnet thee I gave
Methinks now in thy favor I would bask,
This night I’ll ne’er get lucky as I’d craved
O! Love forestall’d! why didst thou take a bath?
Yon doctors fee willst be for me distressing
Farewell! Thou art too dear for my possessing.

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46 thoughts on “Shakespeare Today

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  2. Reblogged this on Daily Observation and commented:
    Love this

  3. Thus with lust
    to thy be true
    It must thrust forth
    forsooth in force
    Erelong petals bloom
    ne’er left to wither
    Splayed betwixt
    linguistics of come hither

    A piece to shake the spears Mike!
    Well done :)

  4. Thou art truly above ground.
    Fantastic sonnet.
    Curtsey to you, wise bard.

  5. Could you hear me giggling? Well, you should be able to because I’m still doing so! This was very good!

  6. lmao!!…..
    be gone thou flapeth-mouth’d slough
    your distemp’rate heart didn’t loveth me well enough

  7. A wonderful meld of ancient and modern – this made me smile :)

  8. I happen to like purple, Mike. :) This makes me laugh. And I have a great laugh, so well done you. Oh how I love Shakespeare. Hope all is well, Mike.

  9. This was fabulous!!!! Thank you for the giggles and grins!! :)

  10. LOL, brilliant!!! :) :)

  11. Mike this is hilarious – really brightened up my morning! 😀

  12. Clever and very creative! Well done.

  13. Mike, Shakespeare would have had a field day, if he could have been so lucky to admire the way you play with words :-)

  14. I like your take on bringing Shakespeare into todays world…
    I enjoyed !
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  15. Oh this is so good. It had me in stitches.

  16. Dozens of sonnets in your head, with a modern spin. Opposites Attract? Would Beatrice and Benedick be smitten, it not for their inflated egos? Ah, you adore me. I must have more of that. Purple skinned Lucky.

  17. randomblurting on said:

    Excellent writing Mike.. I love the use of your beautiful language.

    • I thank you kindly, that language used to be the bane of my life at school where we were made to memorise dozens of Shakespeare’s sonnets and be able to recite them in class – and they had corporal punishment if you mistaketh! :(

      • randomblurting on said:

        You’re welcome Mike.. I remember reading Shakespeare at school too. Although thankfully we didn’t have to memorise any sonnets ;)

        Ouch : corporal punishment??!! :(

  18. Oh, I love this! Very clever :-)

  19. Bravo! Bravo! Very well done, Mike.

  20. pi314chron on said:

    Uproariously, side-splitting HILARIOUS!

    Now, get thee to a nunnery so I can quit laughing and get some sleep!

    Ron

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