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The Execution of Romeo

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The Execution of Romeo

The Execution of Romeo
by Steven Cooke

They came in the depths of sleep
Dream eaters to plague my darkness
Troll whisperers taunting my love
Their poison running through my veins
My soul in chains and on trial

I plead to the jury for love
I plead again only silence
The voice of love, lost in a sinners scream
In the balcony weeping angels,
rain teardrops of salt onto my bleeding arms

In this dark nether world
I see the cold light of a distant star
The last refuge of my dying soul
My only comfort in this realm of Fear

Phantoms sit at my table to deliberate
While dining on lonely hearts,
And drinking promises made in the heat of passion
Sweet as unicorn blood, the last deceit
Hecklers at the windows
Mocking silent poems never sent
A life never to be.

The verdict guilty as always
My beating heart the last bastion of my love
I kneel in sacrifice to the Gorgon
Love is lost, and so am I

Behind the eyes of the beast
I see grief not of this earth,
Pain beyond any dying planet
And yes love, in my executioner
For even the blackest heart
Needs love, for this is the secret of all existence.

And as I die a distant star waits 
For the next lover to find this truth.
You see love cannot be chained,
Nor can it be selective
It resides in the pillars of good and evil
And it will be with you
Even in your darkest hour.
My epitaph, Romeo.




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  1. Date: 9/7/2011 12:46:00 PM

    Very emotional and touching. Enjoy my read. Very well said, kel.

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 10:12:00 PM

    Hello Steven Beautiful, emotional poem. I agree with the part "Love is the secret of all existence" And yes, love cannot be chained. Thanks for sharing. Dalila

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 11:26:00 AM

    Amazing Poetry very aptly written on the darker side of writing. Thank you my friend for your kind and precious comments on My Autumn Poem. Love and best wishes...Ravindra.... steven cooke

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 1:54:00 PM

    Smile, *^_^* “Beautiful Poetry Amid A Melancholies Classical Flavour My Dear Precious & Priceless Friend! *^_^* Although As In Regards Unto My Hearts Own Visions Perceptions Towards Life, Time, Place & Love *^_^* Tis Not Bound Nor Confined Unto The Here & Nows Moments In This Passing Worlds Narrow Eyes *^_^* To Place My Hopes or My Spirit Within This Fleshs Desires & Anything Else to Do With Humanity Aside from My Beautiful Heavenly Fathers Kingdom & Love *^_^* Would Find Myself Quite Amiss & Then Yesss, I Too, Would Become A Dying Romeo *^_#* Thanks for The Visit & Again, This Is Very Beautiful Amid Poetics Light!?” === My Love Unto You & Yours, Always & Forever, Jasper *

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 10:46:00 AM

    I love this clever piece, Steven

  1. Date: 9/2/2011 6:48:00 PM

    Very nicely done and very interesting read. Enjoyed reading your poem. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 9/2/2011 4:52:00 PM

    Very intricately written. It caught and held me. Well done. Very interesting.

  1. Date: 9/2/2011 4:45:00 AM

    Makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck Steven. You take me to all those dark places to spend my dark hours. Great write!

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 5:55:00 PM

    Interesting reading..Sara

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 4:25:00 PM

    steven I so luv this expressive write.. hope u would enter this in my "CREATURES of the Night" contest.. but please put your name on it for competition.. I luv the essence ...luv..

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 3:01:00 PM

    a fresh pulp of poetic juice, steven... how'd you do this?? amazinggg! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 10:32:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry with us today Steven. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/1/2011 9:17:00 AM

    You show a couple points of creativity for a somewhat tired idea, otherwise good work