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Peers and Pyres

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Peers and Pyres

But fiction you are our Juliet, unborn:
mere humans find it so hard to portray, 
for many would go to their death astray,
and a Romeo is born every day.
Childless children to your deaths forsworn
why leave the bloom of your youth this dark way?                                  
False examples, let your deaths be scorned, allay,  
these foolish gestures and abide unmourned.
What care true love for false sacrifice's knife 
or petal poisons made by weakest form,
live and brave the long days with courage bold.
Oh, postpone the fated path, waylay your grief,
for grief will come to all within life's storm;
live a full life linger for death's cold.


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  1. Date: 2/5/2014 4:22:00 PM

    Grim and passionate...ark, just like I like it!...smile Good Work DC!//Sinclair

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 1:32:00 PM

    Even when poetry is too complicated for my brain I can still appreciate its beauty...wow..I know this is very classy....

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 7:13:00 AM

    Oh i just love a sonnet,,and from your mighty pen, my world just trembles with delight

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:18:00 PM

    Love the beauty in this write it is a haunting poem and i enjoyed it alot. cheri

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 10:44:00 AM

    I see that I will be writing a no. 6 verse but I don't see how to post them. Without a contest page. Please let me know. nice Sonnet. Joyce

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 9:01:00 AM

    Excellently penned Debbie! It's very true what you say about grief - it sure is to befall all and what we need to do is to embrace life and soldier on. You're still the best.

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 3:21:00 AM

    Fantastic everything.

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 9:32:00 PM

    Wow, Debbie, I am quite impressed with this masterful write here my friend! You have pleasantly displayed with passion these two immortal characters, so symbolically presented! I really enjoyed reading this enchanting poem this evening! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 9:23:00 PM

    Another nicely written example of this type of poem. If I want to see quality in poetry, all I have to do is see your work.