- RICHARD BURTON and
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LIZABETH TAYLOR -
She 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.