A Poem by jen -- JG

For Pagemaster's Challenge #11 - I wanna stay in the group so did my best........



Pagemaster’s Challenge #11


"To be or Not to Be

that is the question is a statement that has intrigued me for years

and I wondered what could be done – or not


To Be or Not

Tis said that man can be, or not

And still not care a single jot

For woman standing by his side

Be she simple w***e or smiling bride

The question is, to be or not

The answer is, I know not wot.


Methinks a woman cares too much

And man cares more for drink and such

Other pleasures that may be found

Be they in soft beds or on the ground

If the question is, to be or not

The answer is, men care not, wot.


Nay, let this question not torment

To sear the mind and heart be rent

Asunder with tortured ebb and flow

Shouldst thou stay or shouldst thou go

The question is, to be or not

The answer is – don’t care a jot.


"To be or not to be" that is the question

the answer Dear Will, brings indigestion.


©copyright jen-JG March 2009






© 2009 jen -- JG

Author's Note

jen -- JG
as always honesty is good -- tell me what you like or don't like about this

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Jen this is just a delight to read!! I love a bit of light relief. Also delighted to find a neighbour in the Cafe (I am in Gippsland).

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like it because i think ive been in this mindset a million times over.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is a sheer joy and pleasure to read! I love your expressiveness and humour!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I liked it, very humorous and a good read!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like your style. It's suits the beginning question at hand.
I like your simplicity and humor too.
Shakespeare would've been proud, I think..... :)
Nice job...

Posted 11 Years Ago

Your last line is true. A amazing poem. The twist of love leave us in the confuse state on occasion.

Posted 11 Years Ago

You manage to weave together a stylistic staple of old with a more modern edge. Although perhaps a cliche the "Shouldst thou stay or shouldst thou go" made me laugh. This poem a quick witty feel to it and almost seems to tease itself. It was an interesting read for sure.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This has a tart kind of chime to it which i like. My favorite lines are "Nay, let this question not torment

To sear the mind and heart be rent" They give the poem a air of intelligence as if the speaker knows something that every one else does not. It is thoroughly been thought about and the answer perhaps is something people rather not know as it is possibly an undeniable truth that leaves a foul taste. I also like the poems perspective as it is interchangeable , despite the language it could apply to the past or today.

Posted 11 Years Ago

When you read and perceive it in a lyrical tone, the soul of the poem surfaces and its more mentally satisfying.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Dear Jen,

Love the language. Oh, so nice. Clever, clever. I like it. Being a man, I could have a nice argument with you. But no...this is too nice. It stands as it is. I like it too much.

If all your writing is the clever, I'm going to enjoy you so much. Off to read some other things.

My best regards, fair Lady!


Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on March 29, 2009


jen -- JG
jen -- JG

Melbourne, Australia

I enjoy reading, writing and watching movies. There are two adorable cats in our household who give us much pleasure. i enjoy writing poetry of most kinds, rhyme - open verse - and often anything a.. more..

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