Shall I compare thee to a piece of toast?

September 20, 2009
By thestoryofme163 SILVER, Fairfield, Connecticut
thestoryofme163 SILVER, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Shall I compare thee to a piece of toast?
Thou art more scrumptious and delectable:
Unevenly the elements may glow’st,
And sticking levers are detestable:
Sometimes too long the slice of bread doth roast,
And seldom do the crumbs not make a mess;
And often it is much too sweet for most,
If one should drizzle honey in excess;
But thy eternal warmth shall never cool,
Nor shall thee lose thy lovely golden hue;
And I’ll rejoice that fate hath not been cruel,
Each morning on beholding thee anew;

On this perception all the world agrees,
That no delicious bread’s divine as thee.

The author's comments:
This poem is inspired by Shakespeare's sonnet 18, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? I wrote this version for fun in my spare time. :)

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on May. 31 2015 at 11:50 am
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Describe yourself in three words."
"Lazy."

I love the humorous Shakespearean way that it was written; good job and keep writing!

RealRiter GOLD said...
on Feb. 24 2015 at 2:55 pm
RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I did not fail 101 times, but I simply found 101 ways that did not work." -Thomas Edison

Haha nice job. Funny, humerous, some parts are a little random/abstract... but that`s all a part of writing!

joebro SILVER said...
on Feb. 24 2015 at 11:17 am
joebro SILVER, Compton, California
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Favorite Quote:
Dreams are like a box of chocolates, if you hold on and think about them for to long it will all start to melt away.

aha I really like this poem really makes me wanna tell a girl she is as beautiful and desirable as toast aha. well done, I would like to ask if you can check out some of my poems and give me feedback

on Dec. 15 2014 at 12:07 pm
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

This poem is making me hungry hahah! Well written, I love it! :)

on Nov. 14 2014 at 8:52 pm
lauraxin SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even though it's a joke, the words flow perfectly together. This was fun to read!

on Sep. 18 2014 at 9:53 pm
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

This is such a fun spoof on Shakespeare xD

on Feb. 25 2014 at 11:25 am
Opticalillusion DIAMOND, Edenton, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I am an artist bound only for the poet's glory....But only achieve half of the success that my dreams aspire to find, And to what do the whispers tell me of this failure...To what end to they haunt my nightmares...my eternal dark dreams...

I love this, it flows a marvelously. Eloquent but humorous, truly good work sir. Keep writing, I loved this piece.

xG4RY GOLD said...
on Oct. 29 2013 at 9:52 pm
xG4RY GOLD, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"The shorter it is, the more well said it is."

Wicked good, dude!

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:07 pm
TheLightestBlue SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I believe in everything until it is disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
-John Lennon

I LOVE this poem! Great how you modeled it after Sonnet 18! I also love how you took something as simple as toast and compared to something big (someone you love). :)

on Feb. 3 2013 at 1:01 am
HiddengoldTee SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Procrastination was created to give you time for the things that you'd otherwise have no time for"
-Me

Beautifully done!

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 15 2012 at 1:54 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

This is great. It's funny and it still maintains the rhythmic meter required of a sonnet, as well as the rhyme scheme.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 15 2012 at 1:54 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
57 articles 0 photos 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

This is great. It's funny and it still maintains the rhythmic meter required of a sonnet, as well as the rhyme scheme.

on Oct. 22 2011 at 5:32 pm
nikkigonefishin GOLD, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
" A smile is worth a thousand words"
" The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus

This is AWESOME! I was smiling the whole time as I read it. Great job!

purpleink GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 7:57 pm
purpleink GOLD, Pendleton, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm but the second rat gets the cheese.

There is more to life besides increasing its speed.

lol, I love this!

beavers SILVER said...
on Jun. 12 2011 at 6:06 pm
beavers SILVER, Gladstone, New Jersey
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This may just be my new favorite poem.

Iriss BRONZE said...
on May. 21 2011 at 8:42 pm
Iriss BRONZE, La Center, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
We see everything through a glass, darkly. Sometimes we can peer through the glass and catch a glimpse of what is on the other side. If we were to polish the glass clean, we'd see much more. But then we would no longer see ourselves.

That was hilarious--sonnet 18 was one of my favorites--though I might have just chanced my mind!

Shakespeare would be proud.

 


on May. 21 2011 at 9:09 am
missscribbles SILVER, Paris, Other
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This is a really hilarious poem. I think people really underestimate the power of humour

JaneDoeYo! said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 7:29 am

WOW!!!!

(not a good wow =__=)


on Apr. 7 2011 at 10:12 am
Sonofheracles BRONZE, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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That was a fun poem.

on Mar. 16 2011 at 3:22 pm
NoxInviticus SILVER, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"I never paint dreams. I paint my own reality." Frida Kahlo

you are my idol <3


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