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Romeo Improv Un-Recorded

Thou lay'st like a rose on deaths pillow
Silent and still, unsoothed by lifes request
Asleep the dawns and days of all and all
Eternity. My lovely Juliet
Wherefore art thou companions company?
Dost thou mockest life? "O my love, my wife!
Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty"
Knows't not you of these intense tears that grow
Onto your soil a river of a kind
Thou body blooms, unscarr'd from cheek to bone
Thus trees and rivers art jealous of thine scent
But be it may thy mouth will ne'er move
Upon itself to echoe, Romeo!
Nay life will ne'er become a friend in hand
And I to life a friend, nay, I think not
The sun and moon shalln't make for watching eyes
To view me with life and not with thee, my love

Thyself I say art bandy with thyself
Yet man of all, I'm troubled at thy race
'Twas not the serpent that reward Eve bale?
And God created man, and bale is man
For in our families doth men collide
To often foredo every innocent thing
With swords where-in great morning and lights night
Tis fineless feuds our families perform
What bravery to birth our tragedy!
I balk that flesh is where abodements lay

O wife, I canst o'er-crow life in thine distance
May I afront death as thy hath approach'd?
Perchance I die with drink. Ay, there's the rub!
No time to fettle, ay, at once death come
Into my life as I drink thee in full
Slowly thy soul escapes. Thou art foredone
Soon to bewray thyself with waiting wife

Romeo and Juliet; How tragic is love
7-8-11

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  1. Date: 8/21/2011 8:55:00 PM
    Doesn't Shakespeare usually kill all his heros and heroines? You weave a complicated story with magic and I love the amazing descriptions you write about. Great verse Johnny,

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 9:23:00 PM
    A masterpiece!!!!!!This is absolutly beautiful! I entered this contest also, but I must bow to the master! lol Really loved it---Lori

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 9:24:00 AM
    great ppem Johnny good luck, david

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 5:20:00 AM
    Very well written!~thanks for the kind words!

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 1:39:00 AM
    DANG, I just saw your list. You have been here forever!! so why did I not see many of your poems before???

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 1:38:00 AM
    Boy, it sure sounds like classic poetry, johnny. YOu sure have a knack! Thanks for your comment today. I'm happy to see new blood like yours at the Soup. (You ARE new, aren't you? or maybe you have been here a while and I didn't really know!)

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 6:58:00 PM
    Veryy well done. A daunting task, I have not had the courage to attempt. Good luck and I know this is a winner. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 7:47:00 AM
    Awesome write, my friend

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 7:43:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Johnny. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 6:22:00 AM
    I was entranced from the first word to the last, thou giv'st entry into the mind of our dearest romeo...Great entry to the contest...thanks for supporting...~Randa