In Answer to Sonnet 18

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Just a bit of fun, with apologies to the great Bard.

Submitted: June 29, 2018

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No, do not compare me to a summer’s day.

I am much uglier and more temperamental.

I’m aware winds are shaking all the buds of May;

I had beans you see, so it’s mostly accidental.

Sometimes sun too hot for skin of mortal man

And sometimes clouds unbidden will make it overcast

And as we await the dreaded hosepipe ban,

The doomsayers of England proclaim “this sun will never last.”

But no prickly heat shall I lack,

Nor possession of anti-histamines I hold.

I try to sleep with covers pushed back,

Wishing evenings were more cold.

So long as men have barbeques or fire that they can light,

We’ll put up with heat and insect bites, and things will be all right.


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