Canto CCXVIII

It seems a sad sign of these current times—
Polonius is now an oracle.
His vapid platitudes, his half thought lines

have become mantras for the countless fools
in need of self help soundbites for Twitter.
But they forget the feckless bore’s downfall—

a sharp blade through a drape ended his chatter.
Surrounding yourself with quaint ornaments
and pretty soundbites won’t provide a shelter

from reality. So don’t borrow or lend,
and by all means, to thine own self be true,
but beware of the sabre’s pointy end

and heavy footsteps bearing down on you.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sophia
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 18:23:18

    Another cracker, Niall!

    Reply

  2. peter litton
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 09:12:10

    Shakespeare, especially Hamlet, is a rich source of ideas.
    I’ve often wondered about Hamlet’s exact relationship with his mother.

    Top tens are crass but I think this one would be in mine.

    Reply

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