A reason to smile

When struggling with life's many trials

There are some activities that one may try

For me, there's one thing I have in file

A place for escape, for my mind to lie.


Full of clever wordplay and humor;

Histories, tragedies, and comedies

Ill fates oft' met with the start of a rumor.

Many works with outstanding qualities.


Of what leisure I oft' relish?

It's of course Shakespeare, a most famous Brit

Who oft' ends on a note that is hellish,

And no modern work can surpass his wit.


Although it seems that life can be quite hard,

To smile, I read a tale from the bard.


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