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Goodbye Forever Verona

Lying once asleep without thoughts of love,
Romeo fell upon his own worst fate.
Juliet tumbled into his arms never to be separated,
It was Love at first sight,
it struck them like a million lightning bolts

and so the Opera begins…

Juliet knew her love was forbidden
simply because her family wanted no ties
with that of Romeo.
two families who despised each other

I, the Poet believe “they were cursed”

Romeo and Juliet
ran away and married in secret,
before she was to marry another.
Their love was too strong to surrender,
even blood couldn’t separate them.

The evening of the day they were wed
arrived the darkest of clouds,
a duel took place and a man was killed
Romeo had blood on his hands.

Having no choice but to leave at first light
or face the death penalty, he agreed to go
but little did he know
Juliet was already planning
her escape to be with him.

she was summoned to marry Paris
and she agreed knowing all the while
she would fake her own death,
and return to the arms of Romeo

and so this Opera continues…

Juliet takes a sleeping potion
she is dead “so they thought”
as she lay in her tomb.

Laid to rest “but never she will”
Romeo returned to the graveside,
and on disbelief of his greatest love
sleeping for eternity without him,
decides to kill himself

“Thou shall not be alone”
hailed Romeo

His heart broken he drinks the poison
“gone forever”
only to be found by a sleepy yet alive Juliet
in the most tragic moment of her life

Juliet kisses Romeo,
In hope she will also die from the poison
Alas, it wasn’t to be
so she takes Romeo’s dagger

“O happy dagger”

Plunging it into her heart
She is then, slumped on Romeo’s
Lifeless body,

Whether they found each other
in paradise we shall never truly know.

I can only hope that they did,
because it doesn’t get more poetic than this.

The End.

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I had to study a lot!
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An enjoyable read, or should I say scenes?
I think you set the setting really well in the first stanza then comes each stanza to make a chain of well- connected scenes.
Dare I say you've here a seed for a good theatrical play
Experts might be more qualified to tell how to develop this one.


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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Thank you for reading, after much study my eyes have become sore!

Yes I tried to get it as could to Shakespeare but I don't know. We will see.

Thank you...Teddy

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alternate ending to one of the most famous plays of all time. No doubt, Willie is smiling down at you and shaking his head. Great idea. Thanks for the look at how it might have been written on another day. ~, Geezer.

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And the opera continues,
So grateful to you for reading this with such enthusiasm, I had to study a lot!

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Thank you...Teddy

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