Shakespeare with a Twist

Romeo and Juliet, star crossed lovers of yore,
Destined to a heartless end by familial animus
Forever doomed forever more,
Succumbing to the patriarchal rivalries

How so this adolescent aspiration
Saw through this acrimony,
And dreamed of bliss and celebration,
and matrimonial ceremony.

The treachery of the apothecary,
The missed communication,
Left poor Romeo aghast and solitary,
And tainted with suicidal persuasion.

And we, the heartbroken audience had hoped
How much more joyous if they had just eloped.

© 2014 D. Edward Croy

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