After reading the play of the same name by Shakespeare, I wrote this poem. Partially as an assignment, but I enjoyed writing it.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo, mine love, Capulet, mine name,
A Capulet, nay at heart, Ay in name,
Forsworm to feud thee, now sworn to love thee.
Destiny, a cruel play on our love.
Stronger is which? Thine steel sword or thine heart?
A corpse mine body wouldst be without thee,
A corpse I am in thine divine presence.
Drop thine steel, and I wilt lower mine guard.
Alas, 'tis Paris I am to marry!
Marry, That "man of wax" shan't, can't woo me,
For thou art the flame that melts yonder wax.
Wherefore art thou mine Romeo, mine love?
Montague, a name, Capulet, a name,
Wouldn't thou forsake thine name, mine Romeo?
My heart and soul wouldn't forsake mine own name,
For thine love gives mine soul more than a name could!
Ay, names that wouldn't oppose mine love for thee.
Is not true love stronger than any name?
Which be the strongest, hate, name, or love?
May our love be blest by the One above.