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A Romantic Comedy

Rating: 2.2

I'd like to write a romantic comedy
in four acts like Will Shakespeare did
Tragedy's not for me, you can see
by the bells and cap I wear
Clad like a court jester I can
dance and caper
with love as my chief motive

I adore outdoor action
the forest of Arden
populated by the likes
of Rosalind and Celia
Phebe and Audrey
daughters and country wenches

I could idealize a heroine
who usually masks herself
as a man, a swain, one
who deceives and is
deceived in turn

I would subject love to great
difficulty before consummation
in the darkest forests of night
'Amor vincit omnia! '

I would not render poetic justice
any oaf of a writer does that
My outcomes would be logical
& necessary -
how the characters act based
on their principles

I would balance characters
good guys over here
villains over there
reconciliation would be easy
in my romantic comedies

All's well that ends well
would be the keynote
struck in all its glory
by spooning lovers
Never mind love's labor
lost in a midsummer night's
dream even though all in all
it may be much ado about
nothing
but that's as I like it!

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Abha Sharma 07 April 2008

shakes comedies have inspired this one as his tragedies mine....enjoyed the boost of all comedies...well done...

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Sreelekha Premjit 17 February 2008

liked the wonderful playing with words and the brief revision of my shakespeare. thanks

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Khilil Perry 27 March 2008

Please tell me then if the person writing what I just read a speaker you invented to mouth the words you wrote and posted? Can you answer that?

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Tsira Goge 22 March 2008

Mike, You write perfectly well, whole pleasure... Thank you... Tsira

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Michael Brock 18 April 2010

Well written and great flow, Billy would be pleased. I enjoyed the flow and lightheartedness. thanks for sharing I am enjoying your work very much michael

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Kay Vitter 06 September 2008

I enjoyed reading your list of preference; and your style is distinct in a way I can’t quite put my finger on.

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Shalini Kts 20 August 2008

i'm great fan of Shakespeare, the first reason why i like your poem is the very mention of Shakespeare's name is one reason for blind liking.... next, the flow of the poem is good that it reminds me of the simple verses written in great format by early writers and you seem one like them

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Vidyadhar Durgekar 18 July 2008

A good one to read and enjoy

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This has a wonderful flow to it. Eloquent and erudite. Certainly not much ado about nothing... t x

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