Shall I compare a kitchen knife to thee?
Thy cut is sharper than best Viner’s steel
Thy tongue is longer than the roots of trees
Thou serpent, get thee to my heel.
Thy cold remarks, thou preferst thy cat to me
And I gave thee tender love both day and night
A fool , an idiot would love better than thee
So get thee hence, be distant from my sight.
Boastful of thy organ’s latent powers
Thou wished to found a noble dynasty
Aladdin’s lamp, when rubbed, did glow for hours
The same cannot be said, alas, of thee!
A stronger man would be less arrogant
Those who do beat those who find they can’t