The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem. I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not gloom.
For ready reference, this is how the piece by Shakespeare is written:
A Vancouverite Current by Michael Romani To move or not to move, that is the question Whether the gray of either sky depends on the border Or, if by either border, love finds its fortune Or, that if by the decision, one finds more troubles In seeking the warmth of her arms, I find my way to sleep And perhaps more, for by this sleep, I find my friend And love as an end to heartache and a thousand natural shocks That my flesh is heir to; it's more than an infatuation Devotedly to be wished, To love and sleep And in this sleep to dream; yes that is the motivation For in that sleep that comes with love, what dreams may come So much deeper than any mere mortal coil Deep in our momentary pause - I feel naught but deep respect That makes for happiness and a long, rewarding life For who can question the pleasures and hopes of time, There in her sweet song, a proud man's folly Or, the wisdom to find and keep love, without delay Putting an end to my insolence, no longer to spurn But instead with patience merit the worth of our sake That I might in all of my quiet and noise make Naked to the truth of love, I in my jammies bare No longer weary and beaten in this life, But that hope that comes of something after love, Vancouver, the undiscovered country, from whose voyage This traveler may never return, puzzles at my will And yet still, I would know the good that I have Then to go another way that I do not know? My conscience makes a coward of me yet Though I know my native resolution will not regret Still, there are moments when caution casts its thoughts, For this is a decision of greatest moment For with this decision, there in its Vancouverite current Once made, there is no turning back (c) April 15, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved