Silly Sonnet: Brian Smith

The other day, I met a man
his employees called him Mr. Shake.
In his business, his life did span,
so it’s time for his retirement cake.

Think of owning his life’s work,
in the past, I would never think.
But now in mind, this notion does lurk,
funny how life can throw a kink.

For world renowned, Bill’s main product is,
javelins, are what he designs and makes.
Of the market, I asked what’s his,
“The largest share”, he said he takes.

“For top quality”, the slogan you’ll hear,
“Ensure it is, a William Shake Spear!”