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To Be Or Not To Be

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Below is the poem entitled To Be Or Not To Be which was written by poet Kelly Deschler. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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To Be Or Not To Be

To be or not to be?,
That is my question to you,
When the truth is told to me,
Then I shall decide what to do.

Are you not to be my dream come true?,
Are you to be my nightmare?,
Shall you leave me feeling blue?,
Or will you always be there?

Are you not to be my rose?,
Are you to be my thorn?,
Will you on bended knee propose?,
Or shall you leave me all forlorn?

Are you not to be my life?,
Are you to be my end?,
Me, I shall be your loving wife,
Will you be more than just a friend?

Are you not to be my heaven?,
Are you to be my hell?,
Always home by the hour of eleven,
Or shall I alone at midnight, dwell?

Are you not to be my light?,
Are you to be my dark?,
Shall I hide in the shadowed night?,
Or soar in day as a skylark?

Are you not to be my truth?,
Are you to be my lie?,
Will you stay after my youth?,
Or leave me to wonder why?

Are you not to be my love?,
Are you to be my hate?,
Were you sent from above?,
Or am I just tempting fate?

To be or not to be?,
A question I need an answer to,
When the truth is told to me,
Then I shall decide what to do.

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  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:40:00 PM
    Congrats on the win my friend!!!

  1. Date: 5/22/2014 1:37:00 AM
    such an inquisitive, beautifully worded plea, kelly.. special kudos to you for a fine award.. huggs

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/22/2014 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by, Nette. I really appreciate your great comments! Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 10:59:00 PM
    Wonderful take on a great quote Kelly ! Congrats on huge win !

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/22/2014 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Dr. Upma!
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 2:08:00 PM
    Congrats Kelly...this is a worthy winner. Loved the list of questions you asked me...now let me try and answer them....one by one....but give me a lifetime:))) // paul

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/22/2014 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Paul. That really meant a lot to me.... There are so many questions and doubts when it comes to a relationship, and I think needing those answers is just for reassurance that we're with the right person.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 9:48:00 AM
    Kelly,, CONGRATS, on your awesome win......~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/16/2014 7:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this wonderful poem! Lori

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/17/2014 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Lori!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 9:26:00 PM
    Congrat's on your well deserved win,Kelly, Lainie

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Lainie!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 7:40:00 PM
    Haunting questions framed with excellence Kelly, congrats on your unquestioned winner!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are too kind, Dave! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my work. :)
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 5:54:00 PM
    Congratulations, Kelly. I think you included almost every one in the book. Cheers, Roy

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/16/2014 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Roy. I appreciate the nice comments! :)
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem and congrats on the win,Kelly

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:16:00 AM
    A very nice win Kelly, I always love to read your poetry....Hugs....Roger

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/28/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Roger. I am glad that you enjoy my poetry, and I appreciate that you take the time to read and leave a comment. Hugs!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 1:49:00 AM
    Kelly, .. CONGRATULATIONS -thank you for supporting my contest. Wishing you the best when it comes to Health and Happiness, this coming New Year! xox..Linda

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/28/2013 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the honor, Linda! I hope that 2014 is a healthy and happy one for you and your family!
  1. Date: 12/13/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Kelly Such a creative and deep write about love. The questions you are asking everyone can relate to. Is love going to be right or wrong. Dark or light. Good or bad. Nice job Thanks for the awesome comment on my Childish Behavior poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 5:37:00 PM
    This is a timeless question asked by many people within their hearts, love your write here great job, and yes christmas not about how much one spents in cash but in the heart how much one is able to share of oneself. cheri thank you for your comment

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:17:00 PM
    This is super cool how you worked off that famous line and came up with all these questions about marriage.WELL done.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 4:12:00 AM
    Good Long rhyme type question for a simple answer. No doubt ! Surely HE will be for 'to be'.....below and above death.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Nicely written and well thought out, I enjoyed the read. and thank you for your comments on my work.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 11:00:00 AM
    A very facinating write! Absolutely... Beautifully written.

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:34:00 PM
    A moving piece of work here. You take a famous line and expanded on it very cleverly. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 2:25:00 PM
    I love all the contrasts you've conveyed in every stanza. The way you've crafted these perplexing dichotomies in rhyme and verse is beautiful. I love all the questions; indeed, as Karen said, it gives the audience much to ponder. Wonderful piece, Kelly! <3

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