Madeline Harper

United Kingdom

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A bit of a science nerd ngl
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Please feel free to leave comments/criticisms, I haven’t been writing poetry for very long and I’m determined to improve!

Star Clashed Lovers

June 4, 2020

FREE WRITING

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If I look into your eyes 
I can see the stars, swirling
in the unique galaxy that always
convinced me we were bigger than the earth. 
The constellations you used to craft for me
are still etched into my irises.

One by one, stars fall from grace,
cosmic calamity crashing down your face
in a sorrowful supernova.
I can see the truth now, the fate
we are both guilty for pushing aside
despite believing in our innocence.

If Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers
then we’re star-clashed;
immense speed forced us in cursed paths until
we collided and dispersed as dust.
Energy scattered into the void,
a love lost and never to be rediscovered. 

Time was never on our side.
The universe was too large
and too uncertain for us to handle;
We were too afraid of
the unknown matter that lay
behond our vision.

If I look into your eyes,
I can see a black hole, shrinking.
Maybe the stars are
harder to obtain 
than I thought.
Maybe the stars aren’t for us.
Still a WIP, comments + criticisms appreciated! :)

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3 Comments
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    This is so wildly beautiful? So wonderfully heartbreaking? The idea? Incredible. The execution? Phenomenal. I'm just so in love with this whole idea- good job!!!


    over 1 year ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    OMIGOSH I love this!!! I was enthralled by the title, and that feeling sure didn't disappear.


    over 1 year ago
  • løne wølf

    Woah! This is so beautiful! I love your play on words and the reference to Romeo and Juliet, the "star-crossed lovers". Such an interesting take on the phrase; this piece is amazing!!! <3


    over 1 year ago