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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 Jan. 9 2011 at 10:04 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

this is freaking A-mazing!!! :D wow.. i dont know hat else to say ^^ Great Great jobb!!!!

on Jan. 9 2011 at 12:30 pm
cookie_monster99 GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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that was amazing. i clicked on the link cuz i thought it would be impossible to write a poem comparing someone to toast. but Thou hath succeeded(: good job!

on Jul. 17 2010 at 3:20 pm
alaskatrailmutt, Jefferson, Maryland
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Sweet! LOL! My friend was just talking about a radio song the brodcaster did in the 90's called "Toast" Every line they screamed I LIKE TOAST!" ahhhhhhhh nice. Sonnets r hard to write, you did great on thet. REALLY funny! :D

on Oct. 4 2009 at 5:12 am
ElizNieves PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." The Catcher in the Rye

Shakespeare would be proud

on Sep. 30 2009 at 6:27 pm
thestoryofme163 SILVER, Fairfield, Connecticut
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thanks, that was the idea :)

on Sep. 28 2009 at 6:52 pm
Hannah523 SILVER, Winterport, Maine
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very nice, made me laugh a little :)