The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0388 Thursday, 23 April 1998.
From: Michael A. Morrison <
Date: Thursday, 23 Apr 1998 02:04:51 EDT
Subject: Green Eggs and Hamlet
Someone forwarded this to me-thought I'd share it with the group.
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All best, Michael A. Morrison
GREEN EGGS & HAMLET
I ask to be, or not to be.
That is the question, I ask of me.
This sullied life, it makes me shudder.
My uncle's boffing dear, sweet mother.
Would I, could I take my life?
Could I, should I, end this strife?
Should I jump out of a plane?
Or throw myself before a train?
Should I from a cliff just leap?
Could I put myself to sleep?
Shoot myself, or take some poison?
Maybe try self-immoloition?
To shudder off this mortal coil,
I could stab myself with a fencing foil.
Slash my wrists while in the bath?
Would it end my angst and wrath?
To sleep, to dream, now there's the rub.
I could drop a toaster in my tub.
Would all be glad, if I were dead?
Could I perhaps kill them instead?
This line of thought takes consideration -
For I'm the king of procrastination.