Family Ties MAG

February 18, 2010
By mkgirl395 GOLD, Coppell, Texas
mkgirl395 GOLD, Coppell, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life."
-Omar Kyyam


My daughter knows not of my persona,
Of reputation, pomp and circumstance.
She dreams of the world outside Verona;
She has fallen beneath Romeo's trance.

For years we've kept our distance; comfort zones,
Which, if crossed, would lead to my very grave.
My eminence is to be kept well-known,
And children of mine are not to be brave.

The day that the world brought this girl to me
Remains the only day we have been close.
From now on she and I'll forever be
A detached daughter and mother morose.

There is no way I can disturb Fate's hand,
And make all right: we're waves upon the sand.


The author's comments:
This is a Shakespearean sonnet that I've created for an English assignment. It is in Lady Capulet's perspective, speaking towards and about Juliet, her daughter. Because the assignment was to build a sonnet that showed extra insight to the relationship between two characters, I thought that Lady Capulet and Juliet's relationship was a good place to elaborate on.

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mkgirl395 GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 4:08 pm
mkgirl395 GOLD, Coppell, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life."
-Omar Kyyam

The part about "waves upon the sand" was referring to the fact that the relationship between Juliet and her mother can't be fixed; Fate has already acted.

on Jan. 22 2011 at 11:51 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Wow! this is really good and especially because its a sonnet which are very difficult to write and usually seem cheesy! this however sounded so poetic and beautiful! Great job and i hope to see more poems from you!! and if you get the chance can you check out some of my work such as The Sinners Confession & A Mirror Image?? Thanks! It would be greatly appreciated!! :)

on Nov. 24 2010 at 12:09 pm
SideraCaeli GOLD, Marysville, Washington
13 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” -John Jakes.

I don't understand the part that says "we're waves upon the sand"

 

But other than that it was nice


on Sep. 15 2010 at 10:07 am
SingleGal SILVER, Huntsville, Arkansas
5 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
PEACE LOVE DEATH

hmmmmm maybe

Milo! said...
on Mar. 14 2010 at 11:10 am
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.




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