Romeo and Juliet

January 18, 2009
By Brianna Reyes, Bradenton, FL

Juliet watches the sun kiss the moon outside her window,
The blazing embrace sends a burst of light through her window,
She sees him then, but he's not really there at all,
Romeo lost to the stars, engulfed in the midnight sun's passion.
But Juliet can still feel him there with her,
Palm to palm then lips to lips she feels,
He's still with her then, but he's not really there at all,
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Blood pounding in her ears,
Heart stopping all to quickly,
He's holding her fast then, but he's not really there at all,
Tears streak her face, she reaches for her invisible Romeo.
Juliet is lost as she dances alone,
A pas de deux with only her heart,
He's dancing with her then, but he's not really there at all,
She falls to the ground for Romeo can not catch her.
Heart racing now as she runs to find him,
Stomach twisting, she realizes she saw him for the last time,
He's running to meet her then, but he's really not there at all,
She refuses to accept life without her Romeo.
Just one more day, that's all this Juliet needs,
She won't take advantage of her time with him now,
His arms wind around her then, but he's not really there at all,
To just see her Romeo one last time.
Juliet's time is running out now as she races against it,
Her mind is a frantic whisper, memory after memory of him,
He's right there, reaching for her then, but he's not really there at all,
Time has run out and she was too late to see her Romeo.
Juliet's lungs are failing now as she gasps for air,
Her heart is being ripped out and crushed by her every hope and dream,
And he's there, watching her helplessly then, but he's not really there at all,
Romeo is not there to watch his true love fall apart.
Romeo's running to meet her then, he refuses to accpet life without her,
He's right there, reaching for her, it was never too late,
He's winding his arms around her waist, promising her it will never be the last time,
And he's watching helplessly as his Juliet falls apart.
Romeo's holding her fast then, no longer invisible,
He's still with her, right there with her,
He's dancing with her, Waiting to catch her if she should fall,
Juliet sees him then, he's no longer lost to stars.
And they embrace, like the blazing sun and moon outside her window,
Palm to palm then lips to lips again,
Blood pounding in their ears, hearts racing,
A pas de deux with of the heart.


The author's comments:
My inspiration for this piece came from a few different things. Obviously, one of those things was the story of Romeo and Juliet. Another inspiration was the story of Edward and Bella's "forbidden love" from the Twilight series. That brings us to the biggest inspiration, my own story of "forbidden love." Of how parents can push you away from something you love and don't want to live without.

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on Feb. 1 2010 at 3:04 pm
jazzolinenikkole SILVER, Bauxite, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"you can be who you want to be dont let someone else tell you who you are"

wow i really liked it. i love romeo and juliet so yeah nice work

on Feb. 1 2010 at 3:01 pm
Sierra Shay BRONZE, Park City, Utah
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nobody's actually going to read that, might wanna give up now.


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