Poetry by Jeff Green


William Shakespeare

by cricketjeff on June 12, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

He built our tongue so he could tell his tales
Of politics and love in history
Throughout his works his genius unveils
The way to weave a touch of mystery
In comedies he taunted men of power
And raised a laugh to boost our men at war
His histories were tuned into the hour
When Kings and Queens would need to know the score
The Bard showed all mankind a playwright’s worth
Made English poetry a noble art
The greatest writer ever on this Earth
Gave simple men the words to win a heart
        To be or not to be his hero mused
        Was language ever more succinctly used?

Author notes

I started this for a contest a couple of months ago, just found and finished it.