The Lion and The Lamb

November 22, 2008
By Eli Harkins, Hershey, PA

Two people, both alike in dignity
Were caught in a heavenly feud.
But much later each would see
That when together emotions brewed.
The Lion should thirst for the Lamb.

However, the lust was not of the kind
That made one hurt another.
It was of the kind that made spirits bind
The star-crossed couple loved each other.
The Lion loved the Lamb.

They knew that they should not be together
What fate had in store they would see.
Neither of them would know whether
Love or death was their true destiny.
The Lion kissed the Lamb.

The species were not kind, not every one
And that was revealed all too soon.
When it was found out what had been done
His choice was seen as taboo.
The Lion saved the Lamb.


The author's comments:
I was inspired by the book (and movie) Twilight. It is also an homage to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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neorx67 said...
on Dec. 23 2008 at 11:59 pm
Great job! An interesting take on the twilight concept!

on Dec. 7 2008 at 6:21 am
I love it! It's brilliant, awesome! =D



aaand so the lion fell in love with the lamb :P

on Dec. 4 2008 at 12:30 am
OMG TWILIGHT ROX YO!

IM 11 AND I LOVE EDWARD!

OMG!

der See said...
on Dec. 4 2008 at 12:18 am
Words flow nicely depicting the beautiful trust in this relationship driven by love. Enjoyed this well done poem.


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