In the meantime, enjoy the responses I have made to other prompts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Inspired by Carry on Tuesday's prompt to use a William Shakepeare quote from Hamlet

When Will I Learn?

“Mom, could you loan me twenty bucks?
I saw a set of hoops today
I have to buy before they’re sold.”
“Dear, ‘all that glitters is not gold.’1

“’Neither a borrower nor lender be;’2
That’s sage advice from Pops and me.”
“Why, Mother, must you talk in rhyme
And quote Will Shakespeare all the time?

“See! You’ve got me doing it too!”
“Because your Grandpa’s blood’s in you."
“But Mom, it’s been four hundred years!”
“It’s not like blood lines disappear.

“Don’t fight what nature’s meant for thee!
Oh ‘Lord, what fools these mortals be!’3
I shook my head and walked away
I knew I shouldn’t ask.

1  The Merchant of Venice
2  Hamlet
3  A Midsummer Night's Dream


  1. Aye, lass. It's fine material you read, and canny lessons you instill. I wonder if there is a poetry gene?

  2. Well, for the sake of this exercise, at least, there is! Thanks for stopping by.