A Query

Romeo and Julietsource


Soft what light Yo,

Thru dat window’s breakin’?

Gotta be the east.

“I’m in luv wit chu.” *


Would Shakespeare want his

Work to endure if he knew

Romeo would rap his pain?



* Da Brat 2013

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39 comments on “A Query

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  2. Got an edge on today Zoe? LOL


  3. lrconsiderer says:

    Dis da shizzle! SHAKESPIZZLE, YO!

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  4. zoebyrd says:

    Well THAT didn’t work …let’s try this… 🙂


  5. oldegg says:

    Although I agree with you and support the criticism of our youth’s language, Shakespeare himself was quite inventive by creating new words of his own which are still in use.


    • zoebyrd says:

      I went to the site you recommended in the following comment and saw that Bill was the first to use the term addiction… I used it for a fun fact in my work (Im a therapist) this morning!


  6. LauraALord says:

    I just…I…I want to fix all the words. I love this 😀 You are awesome.


  7. it made me smile..:)


  8. Maybe The Shake would’ve been down with the sistahs 😉


  9. dyannedillon says:

    Yo, Romeo in da house.


  10. Christine says:

    Clever! I love the way you’re experimenting with your poetry this year.


  11. A very worthy offering for the TST drawing, indeed! At first I also squirmed at the loose language replacing lines we know so well, then realized just as you concluded, that perhaps he would have been just fine with the modern interpretation, that the message has carried across all these years and still works in the world today, even if in contemporized fashion! Great show, a fun read! I’m loving your month of poems too!


  12. Cindy says:

    For shizzle, dat wuz tres koolz! 🙂


  13. Bastet says:

    lol .. I did a piece last year about Shakespeare being modernized .. I really think he’d have been the first one to try to rap Romeo 😉


  14. valj2750 says:

    Totally, sista. I suspect William will like the rap version as well as the West Side Story version and others throughout the few hundred years since this eternal plot was first written.


  15. Made me giggle and chuckle, Shakespeare and rap what a combo. I know there will be a movie one day soon. 🙂


  16. Patricia says:

    Wonder what the words will be in another 20 or 30 years? The words may change but the message stays the same.



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