Green Eggs and Hamlet

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Indecision mounting

The ghost haunts, pushing for revenge

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Denmark Prince

Denmark Prince

What shall be done?

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Put on a play

Speak doublespeak

Feign insanity (if it is really feigned)

Take a cruise to England

Hold off your revenge a hundred lines or so

And speak to a skull in the graveyard.

The poison of living is as deadly as hemlock

(ask your dad; he'd know)

Yet, stall your death a thousand lines or so

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Denmark Prince,

Oh, Denmark Prince

What shall be done?

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Talk to yourself for half the show

And speak daggers to the rest.

Prepare to kill

(but not King Claudius)

And soliloquize some more

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Denmark Prince,

Denmark Prince,

What shall be done?

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Ophelia's gone (in more ways than one)

And all the flowers, too

Rosy Rosencrantz and beguiling Guildenstern

On their merry way to England

While you befriend a pirate crew

Yet Claudius remains on your father's throne beside your mom,

Laertes waits with poisoned foils and while you foil your plans

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Denmark Prince,

To be or not to be?

Brevity's the soul of wit,

Yet this play's four hours long from all your

...Endless

...Dragging

...Self-addressed

...Speeches

But stall and delay another hour or so

'cause when Hamlet finally takes revenge

It's too late to save our Denmark friends

Only one survivor left to tell the tale.

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Of course, there's the moral of this tragedy:

Norway conquers all.

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A/N: For the Endless, dragging, etc. part, my computer wouldn't let me indent. It's supposed to be a staircase looking form. However, I cannot battle my computer and hope to win, so it's poet 0, computer 1. Argh.

I wrote this for my English class Hamlet project and read it to the class. My teacher fell in love with it and is prompting me to send it into two poetry contests and is putting it in our school's Folio magazine. I don't know why or how this happened. The projects were called "Omelette Projects", so in the spirit of them... check the title.