My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

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Awakening

by Lawrence Langman

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Endeavor

by Penny Deere

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by David Ludlow

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by Dan Yates

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We Never Learn

by John Swainston

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Some Shakespeare Plays

By Charles Parnell, Marines, Admin Upload

Writing Type: Poem

By Charles S. Parnell
VA Medical Center--Pittsburgh, PA

My favorite will always be King Lear;
So many people, while watching, will shed a tear.   
Julius Caesar follows close, I tell you; 
Studying it in depth, how much I grew!
 
Macbeth was great with lots of good quotes;  
I listed many of them on pages of notes.
Hamlet's so pretentious, too familiar to us;
His father's ghost haunts the Prince to cuss!

Richard II was wordy and glib;
Richard III was quick with a fib.
Henry IV made his move so to reign;
Henry V loafed with Falstaff in vain! 

Romeo and Juliet sure breaks your heart;
Innocent young lovers so doomed from the start!
The Merchant of Venice leaves us undone;
And the quality of mercy is finally won.

The storm in The Tempest gets action to flow;
Caliban and Ariel are so in the know.
A Midsummer Night's Dream so enthralls;
Always remember Puck after the curtain falls.

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by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

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by Lawrence Langman

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by Michelle Pond

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by William Greenhut

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The Love of God

by Gene Groner

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A Tear

by Dan Yates

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