Poetry Slam Friday: Sonnet 18

Ugh…Shakespeare! Why couldn’t you just leave us alone with our Othello and other plays? Who in Middle Earth encouraged you to write poetry? And then invite us to this Poetry Slam Friday to review your work? When will Literature teachers everywhere put down your work and move on to someone more…understandable? Oscar Wilde, the Brontë sisters, John Green, somebody?

I swear, Dante’s Inferno, (translated to English of course because I suck at Latin and Italian) is easier to chew than your decadent works. At least the food’s good at your parties…

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