So he was born in 1564.
Shall I continue? Tell a few things more?
I was not really any Shakespeare fan
Back in my youth when all of this began.
Wherever Shakespeare was—I wanted out
Because he bored me stiff (there is no doubt).
I now suppose it wasn’t all his fault
That I preferred a double chocolate malt.
I read the Bard awhile—for many years—
And, lately, realize the laughs, the tears,
'Do guarantee he hasn’t any peers.
I copied your arithmetic
I know—a bit impolitic.
Shakespeare Couplet: Romeo and Juliet (5):
“My child is but a stranger in the world,”
Says Capulet—her flag's not yet unfurled. (1.2)