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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.

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Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 11:51 pm:
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!! :)
 
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SideraCaeli said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm:

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

 

But other than that it was nice

 
mkgirl395 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm :
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.
 
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Milo! said...
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.
 
MattsGurl replied...
Sept. 15, 2010 at 10:07 am :
hmmmmm maybe
 
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