Poetry by Jeff Green

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An old story recast

by cricketjeff on March 11, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

When Juliet first met her Romeo
Her life was changed, estranged, from what had been
The Moon appeared but could not match her glow
As lovers played the theatre’s greatest scene

For Romeo to know his Juliet
He had to break, forsake,  his family
All foolish pride must lead to great regret
But oafs will stand against their destiny

Two families alike in wealth and pride
Two lovers matched in fresh romantic zeal
The greatest force in nature was denied
But lovers can’t deny the way they feel

The moral’s old but one the world could use
With honour killing on the evening news …