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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Cousin(s) (05/22/08)

TITLE: The Cousins of William Shakespeare
By Ron Hale
05/23/08


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The Cousins of William Shakespeare

The Bard of Avon, long dead, immortal through pen and prose, found distant cousins in America whom the British hardly know.

These distant cousins dream of literary genius and renown. Of the illiterate and not conversant they do frown. The untaught and untutored we tend to put down.

These budding writers were driven by a cousin’s creed, “This above all: to thine ownself be true” … well howdy do, do.

They joined in willing company to a cousin’s corner on the World Wide Web – you see.

These clamoring cousins were prone to prove their princely prose and poetic blood lineage through weekly vintage.

We wait with baited breath for the declaration of Choice Cousin, then, first, second, and third. “To be or not to be” … we want to be heard.

Ta Dum/ta Dum/ta Dum/ta Dum/ta Dum/ … it’s off to the contest we run, my Thursday mourn.

“Good Night, Good Night! Parting in such sweet sorrow ……”


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Verna Cole Mitchell 05/29/08
You've done a good job of cleverly connecting Shakespeare and Faith Writers' challenge writers. Just remember--All's well that ends well.
Helen Murray05/29/08
Yep! You got it in one. Delightful
Lollie Hofer 05/29/08
Absolutely delightful to read. We are all guilty and fit your description
Jan Ackerson 05/30/08
This is very cute! With just some minor adjustments, you could write this whole thing in Shakespearean sonnets...that wouldst be surpassing excellent, indeed!

I got a kick out of this.
Caitlynn Lowe06/04/08
A very creative twist! I like it.