Romeo: The Jack of Hearts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem I wrote after rereading Romeo and Juliet.


Oh, Romeo
Lips slick with witches brews
Tongue twisted with falsified promise
Lover of death, 
Hater of truth 
For the one who sings the praises of man,
For the one who tricked love
Impish creature
Beautiful lie
You think you know existence,
When all you really know is 
Pretentious love
Standing below her window
You scream out 
You trick 
You take
Romeo, Romeo
Why are you Romeo?
You are tongue,
You are throat 
You are not real 
For what you feel 
Is naught but lust
Hungry lips,
Hungry eyes,
Delicious lies
Delicately spun words
With good intentions in hand
You smite the longevity of love
Be making a second long decision,
And mouthing sweet poetry
You lap up spilt tears
Like a dog,
Like a snake
You’re sure that its love
You know it to be true
But your truth is false
Your logic flawed
Your words mean nothing
Without weight to back them up
You flutter, a wingless being 
From flower to lovely flower
You sip nectar 
But never appreciate
The true taste 
Oh, Romeo 
Forever in precarious sin
Let your heart guide you
And take the life from your chest

Submitted: April 10, 2012

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