Thursday, April 7, 2016

On Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

When Oscar Wilde wrote The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
He wrote of a man life had destined to fail
In his great poem Oscar referred to himself in some sort of a way
The good times until his death with him did not stay
The poem of the story of a man about to be hung
Written by a giant of the literary World whose praises will always be sung
A poem that to it does not have a use by date
To Wilde's life in many ways it surely does relate
For the lady of luck always on him did not smile
In Reading Gaol he did languish for some while
And the Ballad of Reading Gaol in life his last hooray
Cannot keep a good one down as the wise one does say
The works of Wilde has withstood the great test of time
And his great poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol remains as a classic of rhyme.

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