When struggling with life's many trials
There are some activities that one may try
For me, there's one thing I have in file
A place for escape, for my mind to lie.
Full of clever wordplay and humor;
Histories, tragedies, and comedies
Ill fates oft' met with the start of a rumor.
Many works with outstanding qualities.
Of what leisure I oft' relish?
It's of course Shakespeare, a most famous Brit
Who oft' ends on a note that is hellish,
And no modern work can surpass his wit.
Although it seems that life can be quite hard,
To smile, I read a tale from the bard.