My Love Life Is a Shakespearean Play
For all the star-crossed lovers out there...
We’re star-crossed lovers you and I
Too young to understand why
We must be kept away from one another.
What do you know of love?
Our parents shout, yet still above
Their chastisement we manage to see each other.
To see every inch of her body and her, mine
And to trace the curves of her body and every line
Of her face sends shivers down my spine and even further.
I will not adhere to my parents’ forebodings.
I do not tire of these lustful outings
For she is mine and I hers with every breath uttered.
But alas, our parents still fight to keep us away
And I am told that I must keep my feelings at bay
So much so that on that fateful night you found someone better.
I read about star-crossed lovers today in school
And I thought of you and how you made me the fool
Of every Shakespearean play even now that we are no longer together.
Yes, what a tragic ending for poor Montague and fair Capulet,
But I share in a tragic ending that is worse than even that
For I loved you so hard that nothing else mattered.
Then you proved our parents right and Shakespeare wrong.
That no matter how much I loved you and how long
I waited you lived your life unfettered.
Far better, I thought, to be dead from love of you
Rather than alive and bitter with who
You let in your bed and wherever.
But the world is a stage and we’re all just players
Living with cutthroats and naysayers
In a play that goes on forever and ever.