Poems of the Week

Man Named William Shakespeare is 2nd to receive COVID-19 vaccine in England


by Bruce Bennett

William Shakespeare, may you thrive—
though not famous, still alive.

Twitter wits may make us chortle,
but one need not be immortal

To seek safety through immunity.
William, go forth with impunity.

Make the most of healthful days.
So what if you wrote no plays?

Besting Covid is enough.
You and we are all such stuff

Dreams are made on. That’s our club.
Celebrate that in a pub.

Raise a glass, and share some laughter.
Bugger Covid! Drink to After.