Not for Sale

October 16, 2015
By ay17301 SILVER, Temple City, California
ay17301 SILVER, Temple City, California
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Twice the wrinkles, but only half the man
Branding what is not his
“Thy face is mine, and thou hast slandered it”
The searing heat forcing her into unconsciousness
Never thought of Juliet’s sweet tender voice
All he heard was the sorrowful bleat
of a calf in anguish
crying for

her Romeo

The author's comments:

Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, I explored the dynamic between Juliet and Paris and touched upon the ancient practices of marriage as a social expectation rather than based on love. 

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