TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE, THAT IS THE QUESTION*

To see or not to see, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to look past
The slings and arrows of outrageous tweets
And excuse the lies and insults of our imperial Don,
So long as such doth advance our noble cause
And lead us back to the glory of righteous times,
Devoutly to be wish’d. Ay, there’s the rub:
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th’opressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of dispriz’d love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the unworthy spurns,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus devil-deals doth make cowards of us all
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
Lie paraded, bare and exposed for all but us to see.

*with appreciation, but no apologies, to Shakespeare

 

 

 

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11 comments on “TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE, THAT IS THE QUESTION*

  1. masercot says:

    You spoke that trippingly on the tongue…

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Carmen says:

    Agreed, mistermuse. His lies doth offend the nose. (If not the GOP’s)

    Liked by 2 people

  3. I think he “doth protest too much!” Well done & no tweet needed.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Richard A Cahill says:

    May he receive all the slings and arrows of misfortune he merits, Sr. Muse.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. restlessjo says:

    I think the Bard would approve. He made a living from being forthright, while staying on the ‘right side’. 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Not my favorite subject, the Don, these days. But well done. A very clever idea well executed.

    Liked by 2 people

    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, Paul. I hope I have applied Shakespeare to more learned purpose than this:

      “To know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare; to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.” –William Hazlitt

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