The first line of a poem I wrote
Was “To be or not to be”
What’s that you say, Shakespeare wrote that?
Well, I really thought it was me!
Perhaps this line was my first
“She was a Phantom of delight!”
William Wordsworth wrote that line!?
Are you sure that you are right?
I must have written down that verse
My first, my premiere line
Those lines are great, perfect words
Could only come from deVine!
“Gaily bedight, a gallant knight”
The first line of my poem “Eldorado”
Oh, are you sure it was penned
By Edgar Allan Poe?
What was the line I wrote
In the first poem I ever created
Thrown out because I was sure
When read, it would be hated.
I think back to that innocent time
To the year when I was eight
No words are in that memory
They are lost by an act of fate.