Tupperware and Juliet - wherefore art thou Tupperware?





For my bit of silliness today, I am again challenging myself to write a short piece taking my inspiration from a website that generates prompts for writers.


Today you must write a humorous poem about Tupperware.


As I have spent way too much time in my life studying Shakespeare, so naturally I decided to mangle the famous speech from Romeo and Juliet and dedicate it to my love of Tupperware - well no copyright protection for Will and he can't sue me!


Tupperware and Juliet by Amelia Marriette


O Tupperware, Tupperware, wherefore art thou Tupperware?

Deny thy brand and refuse thy name.

Or if thou wilt not, be but my sworn container

And I’ll no longer be thy Canister.

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy:

Thou art thyself, not just a ware of Tup.

What’s Tupperware? It is nor lid nor handy, trademarked, dividing section,

Nor box nor case nor any other part

Belonging to a kitchen. O be some other name.

What’s in a name? That which we call a carton

By any other name would smell as lousy;

So Tupperware would, were he not Tupperware call’d,

Retain that dear perfection which he owes

Without that title. Tupperware, doff thy name,

And for that name, which is no part of thee,

Take all my goods that need refrigerating, freezing or storing for thyself and flee!


Would you like to hear me reading my poem in the style of Sarah Bernhardt, who played Juliet when she was over 70 years old! If you are feeling brave you can follow this link to hear it:


https://anchor.fm/amelia-marriette


More Tupperware related nonsense coming soon when a brave Band of Tupperware hits Agincourt.


As I am building up my comedy muscles to begin work on a comic novel - oh lord help us - and this silly poem makes you crack a smile please give me a score in the comments from 1-5. 1 smile means I might have smiled a tiny bit. 5 smiles means I fell off my chair laughing and peed a little bit!


I will build a smileometer one day, but I will need to give up my day job first and become a carpenter. So, stay tuned for that.