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The Shrew's Rant

I’m your eldest daughter, but I ‘m not for sale
Stop lying about my temperament and telling other tales
Father, this tradition is archaic and no longer necessary
You’re putting your wishes first and mine are secondary

The parade of pompous suitors really makes me sick
If they get to close, I’ll beat them with a six foot stick.
I already have title and wealth living in this house
Why would I marry and live with some stuffed shirt louse

I will not marry someone I don’t love and like
If you will not understand this, I’ll just take a hike
I will leave, like St. Joan, to find another war
The absurdity of this situation I can bear no more



What the daughter really wanted to tell her father in "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/3/2018 11:03:00 AM
The taming of the shrew - a wonderful Shakespearean play, portrayed brilliantly by Richard burton and Elizabtheh Taylor. Connie, is right women were subject to the will of their fathers and married of to men they felt no love for. Unfortunately, it still happens to this day in certain parts of the world! I love this poem! Emancipation has not however, reached every corner of the globe! A great write, Best wishes, Jennifer.
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Warren Doll
Date: 12/6/2018 9:13:00 AM
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your positive comments and visit. I'm glad you liked this poem. Toward total Emancipation!! Warm wishes~ Warren
Date: 11/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Any woman telling a man off is perceived a shrew, no matter how truthful her words. Damn well done, sir.
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Date: 11/8/2018 8:55:00 AM
Jean, how true. Thanks so much for your positive comments. Warm wishes~ Warren
Date: 9/19/2018 3:15:00 PM
You are a talented writer, Warren..you got her point across brilliantly.
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Date: 9/20/2018 7:29:00 AM
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and support. ~Warren
Date: 9/4/2018 5:26:00 AM
Very well penned my friend. A blessing to marry a strong and loving woman that has kind heart. Loved you poem.. A fav...
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Date: 9/5/2018 9:57:00 AM
Robert, I'm so glad that you liked it. Thanks for your kind comments and visit.
Date: 9/3/2018 9:23:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed reading your excellent poem Warren, great rhyme, also I think the taming of the shrew was one of his best, thanks for sharing my friend. :))
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Date: 9/5/2018 9:54:00 AM
Roy, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it and thanks for the compliment. I agree that "Taming of the Shrew" was one of his best. ~ Warren :)
Date: 8/30/2018 8:21:00 AM
The wisdom of the daughter glows through this tribute to her; nicely felt!
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:18:00 PM
Caren, such a beautiful way of explaining this poem. Thank you ~ Warren:)
Date: 8/26/2018 8:26:00 AM
Ha ha, I can believe it.
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Warren Doll
Date: 8/29/2018 9:45:00 AM
Glad you liked it ,Richard. Thanks for visiting.
Date: 8/24/2018 6:21:00 PM
Such a clever writer. My favourite movie. Such a clever writer: Petruchio: Come, come, you wasp! In faith you are too angry! Katherina: If I be waspish, best beware my sting! Petruchio: My remedy then is to pluck it out! Katherina: Hah! If the fool could find where it lies! Petruchio: Who knows not where a wasp doth wear his sting? In his tail! Katherina: In his tongue! Petruchio: Whose tongue? Katherina: Yours! -if you talk of tales, and so farewell! Petruchio: What? With my tongue in your tail?
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Date: 8/25/2018 4:21:00 PM
I greatly enjoyed reading your favorite quote, Leanne. Taylor and Burton were perfect in "Taming of the Shrew" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf". I'm so glad that you liked reading my poem and enjoyed its message.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 8/24/2018 6:22:00 PM
My favourite quote in the story is the Sun and Moon quote. They were perfectly cast - as well, in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf". Thank you for your fabulous poem, loved reading it and the message it delivers.
Date: 8/24/2018 3:47:00 PM
Nice take on the shrew, Warren. I always had trouble with this play, because it reflects attitudes about women that I don't find funny. I am quite glad not to live in Elizabethan times.
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Date: 8/25/2018 4:13:00 PM
Glad that you liked it, Alice. I tried to give her a voice that she normally would not have had.
Date: 8/16/2018 1:59:00 PM
How creative and inventive Warren Well done, my friend!!!
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Date: 8/16/2018 2:27:00 PM
Hi Mike, great to hear from you. Thanks for your positive comments-WD:)
Date: 8/13/2018 12:47:00 PM
Aha you gave a new twist to the Shakespearean shrew. Did she marry someone she didn't like and was forced to? Too bad and I'm glad my religion forbids it. This is scintillating, well humoured and awesome in rhyming too. Kudos. And tnx!
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Date: 8/14/2018 10:23:00 AM
Thanks for your positive support and for stopping by Warren
Date: 8/13/2018 4:12:00 AM
- A good question: "Why would you marry and live with some stuffed shirt louse" :))) - A wonderful poem ... with humor, Warren - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/13/2018 11:49:00 AM
Hi Anne-Lise, great to hear from you. I'm glad that you liked it, Sending big hugs your way,,,Warren :))
Date: 8/13/2018 2:13:00 AM
A well penned poignant verse, Warren. I have to say that the Finnish women are, and have always been, very strong willed and independent. T.J
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Date: 8/13/2018 11:46:00 AM
Thanks so much for your compliments, T.J.. Very appreciated. Warren
Date: 8/12/2018 10:25:00 AM
Can't tame a strong will, enjoyed the rhyme Warren, well done...
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Date: 8/12/2018 2:53:00 PM
Hi Charlie, you got that right and trying just makes matters worse. Glad that you enjoyed the rhyme and thanks for your comments
Date: 8/11/2018 4:38:00 PM
A modern woman's view of this strong female character. Expectations of both women and men were subject to the will of their parents in that era. I loved watching the movie made with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. My daughter was very young and when I asked her what her favorite movie was she surprised me by saying The Taming of the Shrew. In today's world there needs to be balance between couples. I enjoyed your poem Warren. You have a wise estimation of what a woman needs. : )
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Date: 8/12/2018 2:46:00 PM
Hello Connie, I'm sure the parents of that era thought they were looking out for their child's future. The movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is also one of my favorite movies. They were both perfect for their characters. At a young age, your daughter realized this. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my poem. Thanks for your comments. :)
Date: 8/9/2018 5:32:00 PM
A wonderful rhyme, Warren.. I really enjoyed the bit of humor in your rhyme.. Gave it a finishing touch! Blessings!
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Date: 8/10/2018 8:22:00 AM
Hi Robertina, always good to hear from you. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my rhyme and for your positive comments. Peace. Warren:)