By John Yeo
Who brought pleasure to millions.
A man who lived life on the cusp,
Mingling with the theatre fraternity.
His work shone with amazing brilliance,
Comedy, Drama, History and Tragedy.
A sweet pleasure to read and enjoy.
A man who followed his instincts.
Using every trick in the book to employ
The wonder of the written word
His pen became a deadly sword.
To ensure his voice would be heard
Echoing through the centuries.
A man who was no stranger to intrigue
In the political world of the time.
A life tragically cut short with a knife
A young life cruelly extinguished
By shadowy mysterious forces unknown
Robbing the world of a terrifying genius
Who dabbled in fictive reality.
While the glory went to the upstart crow
Who became the sweet swan of Stratford.
The world will never reject or forget
The work of Christopher Marlowe.
Rest in peace, poet and playwright.