The Scythe of Time

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Her only love from her only hate.

She only hopes it is not too late

To learn if his love is true,

For by his love she is consumed.

 

Juliet, do not fear; do not run

Before your time together is done.

Pursue this beloved, baleful crime,

For you cannot outrun the Scythe of Time.

 

Romeo, do not fear; do not run

Before your time together is done.

If you love her, you will find a way

To make her believe, to make her stay.

 

But this is where your worries shall abide:

Do not hide in a tunnel of lies.

Do not dismiss your family and friends.

Remember how the story ends.

 

Determination to get your way

Until the mortal respite of that day.

Young lovers, do not fear; do not fret,

                                                 For this is the story of Romeo and Juliet.

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whereswaldorae

In case this poem appears to be stolen- I entered it in a contest a while ago, and it is being published in a book....

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