Elena Sandu

Romeo and Juliet Nowdays May Keep Alive Poem by Elena Sandu

Romeo and Juliet
Loved each other much
But for their family's sake,
Decided not to stay in touch.

Unfulfilled love
Day by day grows
Not one life lost in vain
Not one to have a grieving big pain.

..Long time... Quite a while after
Romeo and Juliet would meet again
Some tea with no sugar
Then happily shared.

Over a hundred pictures, (family stuff)
They talked cried and laughed.
It looked like
Were having the most happy time
Of their entire life!

But time's running fast
Day almost fades
To drive her back home
Her granddaughter came.

With tears in eyes
A kiss on one cheek
Few hugs and good byes
Both try hard not to cry.

Last glance at his sparkling eyes
Gently touches his cheek
Then, mistakenly like,
Runs out with his walking stick.

Not much time to pass
From this side ready to depart
With one of her last breath
She asked for the cane.

Her hand clenched on cane
Embraced it and asked
To be kept by her side
In the grave.

Then kissed good bye
All family: one by one
And last, with a smile,
..The Cane.

Submitted: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

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  • Gold Star - 12,043 Points Kim Barney (2/8/2015 12:17:00 PM)

    Nice twist on an old classic.
    Good imagination. Congrats on poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/8/2015 6:23:00 AM)

    A touching poem and a wonderful imagination. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (2/8/2015 5:57:00 AM)

    looks like a seed planted in a heart, not allowed to grow but then bursting out
    very interesting poem, Elena. Congrats with this poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (2/8/2015 2:55:00 AM)

    So nicely composed- Romeo and Juliet, Loved each other much, But for their family's sake, Decided not to stay in touch. God bless you Elena (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,200 Points Rajnish Manga (2/8/2015 12:57:00 AM)

    The philosophy attached with the saga of these immortal lovers has been beautifully captured and underlined in this poem. Great work. The following lines are just outstanding: But for their family's sake / Decided not to stay in touch /... Both try hard not to cry. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,935 Points Bri Edwards (11/18/2014 11:56:00 PM)

    a few typos, but a very interesting story. i think i missed the part from when they were young and when they were old.
    i tend to agree with margaret alice's comment 'sentence': today I know the alternative of living a quiet little life is not necessarily better; life without quality is not much worth so I approve of the play -

    thanks for sharing. i liked your bio; IT seemed like some poems. nice. bri ;) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Diwakar Bhatt (7/18/2011 4:47:00 AM)

    very nice poem...touching....you are surely a poet....plz read my 'dried red rose' u will like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David in Oxford (5/10/2011 7:12:00 AM)

    I love your poems. I can't say exactly why, other than they touch me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (5/5/2011 9:18:00 PM)

    A very cleverly crafted and poignant write! Love it! 10+++ Hope you keep it up! Since you have what it takes to make into the Poetry World, talent! Love and Peace for always... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Margaret Alice (2/19/2011 3:48:00 AM)

    I cried as a child about Romeo and Juliet having to die, today I know the alternative of living a quiet little life is not necessarily better; life without quality is not much worth so I approve of the play - what I LOVED your using this depiction to tell hte story of love undying - thank you so much! (Report) Reply

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