Romeo and Juliet sonnet by Australian poet Graeme King - funny poems, sad poems, serious poems and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature poems and environment poems, flash poetry, fantasy poems, funny limericks and more
ROMEO AND JULIET
Two lovers lay, grotesque in throes of
self-diffidence had drawn from poisoned well
a rattle signifying final breath;
another love condemned to living hell.
Reality descended, teardrop rain,
as common sense assassinated dreams,
unconscious lovers screaming silent pain;
true happiness denied these hearts, it seems.
How could this love succumb to earthly ties?
Perhaps the two feign death, a clever ruse,
a passion so commanding never dies,
this would-be King and intricate fair muse.
I cannot mourn this pair with dirge's tune
Mayhap they love but yet, beyond the moon
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