the world ended,
a long time ago,
and we weren't ready for it;
truth is, i didn't ever think it'd come to this.
so before the plague comes and kisses you harshly
let me confess my feelings for you sincerely:
it started as an 'i think it love you'.
we met as kids; where nothing lasts longer
than our temporary tattoos.
and yet, i fell-pulling down
you with me, toward a curse.
call us star crossed lovers,
and then we'll pain the universe
with our bare hands and naive minds;
thinking that forever lasts a long long time.
though i love my father (naturally), i'd still leave him
because every fiber of my being burns for you.
your hair smells better than roses,
your freckles i wish to connect like stars,
your eyes that shine like hundreds of suns,
and million other things i truly love about you.
all these feelings are true.
i'll promise hundreds of
lifetimes, with this one and the next
if you utter my first name on your last breath,
since that's only we should us to call one another,
'cause we shouldn't share names with families
who can't stand the thought of us girls together.
So let's see if you noticed the Romeo & Juliet line references:
When I said, "if you utter my first name on your last breath, / since that's only we should us to call one another, / since that's only we should us to call one another" I was referencing Shakespeare's lines, "Deny thy father and refuse thy name, / Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love."
When I said, "your eyes that shine like suns" I was referencing Shakespeare's lines, "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? / It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
When I said, "call us star crossed lovers" I was referencing Shakespeare's term of "star-crossed lovers".
When I said, "but before the plague comes and kisses you harshly" I was implying that Juliet was going to die, which references Shakespeare's line, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life."
Then of course there's the whole similar plot thing where they can't be together and in love and so young and yeah.
lowercase intentional. Finished: 4/13/2020 Anyway, I wrote this for This is for elliemccul's contest, #everprompts, prompt #1 regarding Shakespeare. It's exactly 200 words so *phew*.