No More Romeo; No More Juliet

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    No More Romeo; No More Juliet


    (In happy, sad memory of all of the girls, women, and ladies I have loved)


    I must cut through the strife of my limited life.
    I must fill every flying hour,
    As full with living as I can fill it, with my limited power.
    Today I will do whatever I can do,
    And I will do the best that I can.
    For Shakespeare wrote, so worthy of note--
    In Romeo and Juliet--
    The truth about my limited time, like a background chime,
    Soft and fragile with mortal music, moving my brief life-span;

    The death-bell that distantly tolls, for someone else: but also for me;

    Gentle tolling, fatal tolling, that tells the ticks of time--
    Like hour-glasses that sifted ancient moments like sand.
    The same hour-glasses now bleed my life-drops with a deadly gland;
    Grain by grain, they drain my shortened life, breaking my life-plan.
    My broken heart-beats sound always, and will not let me forget:
    No more Romeo; no more Juliet.

    No more lover’s love is left for me.
    All that's left me is the painful power of Shakespeare's pun,
    To remind me that my life is nearly done;
    The tearful fearful brine of this lachrymal line:
    "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."


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    Written by Michael LP, aka MLP
    aka PoetWithCancer, aka PWC, aka Mr. Poet
    Copyright (C) 2011 by Michael L.P.  All rights reserved

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    abuelita1 commented on No More Romeo; No More Juliet

    11-18-2010

    Realize that the best times in life are when you forget the world exists and you live in the moment!

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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