Romeo And Juliet Retold In Limerick Form

Romeo_and_Juliet_(detail)_by_Frank_DickseeThis is the story of Romeo and Juliet which has been retold in Limerick form.

If you came here hoping to hear the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet told in a more traditional way, then I am sorry to disappoint you. I hope you enjoy this new version, which I found in a garbage bin last night outside the residence of one Bill Wagglestaff, an author of poetry and plays who is also a person of dubious repute.

In this version of the classic love story, our Juliet is no longer a shy virginal creature, left waiting on the balcony for her romantic Romeo. She is instead a creature of the night, known to frequent clubs and bars, flaunting her curvaceous body in front of all the young Italians in the town, and rumor has it that she is easy prey for any young “romeo” who comes along.

Romeo has acquired a different character as well. He is a typical hot bloodied Italian male, out at night just looking for one thing, and tonight, where our story begins, there is only one thing on his mind… sweet sweet Juliet…

And so dear friends, let our story begin…

Act One: Outside The Slap And Tickle Nightclub

There was a young girl from Genoa
Who was rumored to be a real go-er
When Romeo tried
To pinch her backside
She told him to go a bit slower.

Act Two: Three Months Later

Now Juliet is in quite a state
Her period is several months late
She let Romeo give her
Too much of his quiver
And now she is putting on weight

The End

Romeo and Juliet
by Bill Wagglestaff


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