Chicano Poet

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Death Of Shelley

Shelley claimed he was going sailing
when in fact he was going rowing.
The storm hit, and he was bailing.

Byron seduced his half-sister,
and rushed off to Europe.
He’d pulled up his pants to cover the blister.

Keats loved Fanny but the tuberculosis
cut his love-life short.
He would have settled for mononucleosis.

Leigh Hunt declined the ride
and lived to fish Shelley ashore
while the mighty Lord imbibed.


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