The monologue I have chosen…..
Please don’t let it be Shakespeare.
I can’t imagine that mouse could roar Hamlet.
Who am I to judge?....Well, it is my ears
that will be assaulted by his inability.
Oh dreaded happenstance that I should be
in the wrong place when there is no right time
to have the Bard’s work slaughtered by incompetence.
Shakespeare’s words are made to soar
not lay flat upon a timid tongue.
Look, he is smiling as if this were some
whimsy to check off his hipster list.
I wish I could administer the slap
of annoyance to his ego it deserves.
It appears the microphone
has been touched by my ear’s savior and
has gone as quiet as a tomb before one word
of Shakespeare could be uttered.
I will celebrate my ear’s reprieve by leaving
before there is a chance I might be cursed
by actually having to hear him slaughter Hamlet.
My monologue was an original piece titled, Preconception.
©Susie Clevenger 2013
At Real Toads Helen Dehner of Poetry Matters provided a list of words for our creativity. Get Listed ~ Helen's Choice
And this haiku....just for fun :)
with mile high bouffant
she personifies retro
© Susie Clevenger