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Shakespeare Tickled Me!

Shyron is a Logophile (a lover of words) and loves poetry also and writes poems when inspired to do so.

Shakespeare Tickled Me!

When I smiled at the absurdity!

When I smiled at the absurdity!

Shyron sitting on Shakespeare's Knee

I was Inspired to write this poem when Walter and I went with the group of Seniors In Motion (SIM) to the Dallas Arboretum all the trees, plants and flowers to see, 60 acres of breathtaking pulchritude and where I sat upon Shakespeare's knee.

The folks at the Arboretum did a fantastic job of decorating for Halloween in every hue of pumpkins in every shade of orange and green.

We were given samples of pumpkin cake, apple strudel, and different flavors of cream cheese cake.

A special thanks to Walter Scheppke for his encouragement and contribution to this poem.

Shakespeare Tickled Me!

One beautiful day the Seniors in Motion were sent

To the Dallas Arboretum, destined to be a day well spent

The beauty of the flowers, plants and trees to see

I never dreamed that Shakespeare would tickle me

Walter and I stopped at a stand

Where we were served pumpkin cake and apple strudel

And met up with Richard and Mary Anne

All the other seniors had disappeared on this 60 acre piece of land

We strolled along a pathway looking for the “Poet’s Garden”

In the area of the Garden where the pathway led

I saw a statue of a handsome gentleman and sat down upon his knee

It was then I could swear he tickled me

When I looked into his eyes, I was filled with dread

His eyes were dead and empty and sunken in his head

On the path where the “Bleeding Hearts” bled

Jumping to my feet from the fear and dread

I smiled at the absurdity and then I could swear he said

Sit back down upon my knee and again I will tickle thee

On the way back to the Center and with my senses reeling

With the thought of Shakespeare tickling me still inside my head

Walter and I found our way back

Past the apple strudel and cheese cake stands

Where we met with Janeen and Chuck, Peggy, Richard and Mary Anne

For the return bus ride and Walter and I in the back holding hands.

Thoughts of Shakespeare in my head

Thoughts of Shakespeare in my head

Fun Facts for the SIM Poet's Society

© 2019 Shyron E Shenko


C E Clark from North Texas on August 30, 2020:

You should write more poems about your excursions. This one came out superbly. I keep thinking I should write something new as it's been a long time . . .

Posting this to FB & AH.

Hope all is well with you and Walter. Blessings, dear friend . . .

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on August 05, 2020:

That gave me a chuckle. He certainly does have a gleam in his eye. The sculptor did a fantastic job on that statue.



Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 22, 2020:

Interesting piece of poetry.

Khalil Ur Rehman from Lahore on June 10, 2020:

You are old and adorable.

Loved your writing!

Ann Carr from SW England on April 27, 2020:

This is fun, Shyron. The photos are great and it sounds as though you all had a great day. You reminded me of when we used to go on 'Seniors' trips with a group in France, once a year, and they were fun too.

I was wondering if the expression 'that tickled me' also has the same meaning in the US as here, being said about some sight or act which touched your sense of humour, apart from actually physically being tickled? Either way, your verse works!

Great to have some fun reading this just after breakfast. Thanks for the smiles.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 01, 2019:

Peggy, thank you for the comments and compliment. Yes it was a fun day.

Many Blessings my friend.

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Nikki, I appreciate the visit and yes he tickled me in my head, and as I sat upon his knees that is when the poem came to me.

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Bill, thank you for the comments and the compliments as well. It is so easy to let life get in the and we can miss out on things if we are not careful and I hope to catch up on reading the ones of youw wlip by.

Blessings and happy Halloween and Thanksgiving. I wish you a wonderful Christmas it is so near.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 01, 2019:

Thanks Genna, I too appreciate the Bard. Thank you for the comments and Compliment. I am slso glad it was me he tickled as I sat upon his knee.

Blessings always.

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Devika, thank you for the comments. I did have fun and it was an enjoyably cook day.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 01, 2019:

Shauna, thank you for the comments, the poem came to mind while I was sitting on his knees.

Blessings dear friend.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 28, 2019:

I'm not sure how this one got by me, so I'm sorry I'm late. It sounds like a grande fieldtrip....very playful photos....and you are much too young-looking to be labeled a senior.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 13, 2019:

Charlie, thank you for the visit and comment.

I do believe he did.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 13, 2019:

Cee, thank you for the comment and compliment and thank you for posting on AH and FB.

I will remember the fun time we had.

Hope all is well with you, Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 13, 2019:

Flourish, thank you for the comment and compliment. The trip was fun and I saw so many beautiful plants and trees, Walter reminds me of the song "I want to go where you go do what you do and I'll be happy."

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 13, 2019:

Thank you Shannon, for the lovely comment.

Blessings my friend.

Devika Primic on November 06, 2019:

Impressive! Sounds like you have had a wonderful experience.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 04, 2019:

A great picture of you, and your laughing, so perhaps the tickle wasn't your imagination . . . A lovely, somewhat naughty poem. :) An excellent, whimsical way to remember yours and Walter's wonderful day. Posting it on AH & FB. Blessings, dear friend.

Nikki Khan from London on October 31, 2019:

Sounds like a fun day. Shakespeare’s picture is so cute. I am sure, he tickled in your head. Blessings

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 30, 2019:

What a cute poem and a cute picture of you and the bard. Visiting the arboretum sounds like a fun day!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2019:

Thank you Maria, my dear friend for your comments and compliments.

Blessings to you dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2019:

John, thank you for the comment.

You say beware Shakespeare's wandering hands

I had not thought of that, in this to him a foreign land

but it is all the same to him with his rushing fingers and roaming hands.


Blessings dear friend.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on October 28, 2019:

What a great photo, Shyron -- what a fun way to spend the day. And to be tickled by the great bard, himself -- okay, I'm jealous. (Lol.) I have always loved the work of Will Shakespeare (he's one of my literary heroes), and if he tickled someone, I'm glad it was you. Thanks for the delightful article and cool poetry. Well done!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 28, 2019:

Shyron, this is a delightful poem. It sounds like you had a blast on your tour. I'm sure you had your comrades in stitches with your Shakespearean antics!

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on October 28, 2019:

To quote the bard.

Did he or didn't he? That is the question

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 27, 2019:

Sounds like a lot of fun, that trip! You look so lovely upon old Bill Shakespeare’s lap. He has trouble keeping his hands to himself eh?

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 27, 2019:

What a fantastic picture of you! Your poem is absolutely delightful. Make some want to make a trip to the arboretum, too.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on October 27, 2019:

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip indeed.

Shakespeare becomes you, dear Shyron.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 27, 2019:

What a fun poem, Shyron. Thanks for sharing. Beware of Shakespeare and his wandering hands.

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