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not romeo and Juilet

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not romeo and Juilet

Not Romeo and Juliet 

Sea green, her eyes and long red hair 
that shone like bronze towards twilight.
Her laughter, a peel of utter delight;
In my mind she was Irish.  
She refused my adolescent passion 
I was too young for her.
And I said: if you will not be my love
I will join the merchant navy.
It was winter, snow fell on the docks where 
the ship was moored, but she was not 
there to take farewell
We met again when we both were 
middle aged, her eyes still green, but not 
as verdant as the sea. 
A melancholic smile, both married twice
and we knew about regrets. 

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 7:50:00 AM

    Had she met you, would you each only have been married once?

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 3/18/2013 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    most likely not
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 5:37:00 AM

    moving...coming of age is painful, is it not?

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 3/18/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes Victoria it is