he was his Cleopatra
Whose eyes sparkled like the Nile,
He was her Marc Antonius
Whose antics made her smile.
She lived like Katharina
With a spirit still untamed,
Petruchio became the role
He acted unashamed.
She often mocked Virginia Woolf
At home and on the stage,
He sometimes filled Othello's shoes
And fumed in jealous rage.
She guarded Troy in silent grace
To lend her man her name,
He sold his soul for several years
To play the devil's game.
Despite their love, the curtain fell
Upon their troubled of life
Alas! The roles they could not fill
Were those of man and wife.