Brooke Lynn Moore

Three Un-Beating Hearts

This is a story that does not end
With a happily ever after
But with three un-beating hearts
And a 'good enough'.
Did you ever think that just maybe
There was somebody better suited
One person who could make Romeo
Look like a fool?
He met Juliet first, and loved her at once
The love was mutual but uneven
Though this boy would have no sooner
Given his own life for Juliet
She loved him as a brother
And regarded him as her best friend
He was neither a Montague
Nor a Capulet
But a kind, beautiful prince
From afar
Every girl swooned over his very presence
But he never really saw any of them
For he was too preoccupied
With Juliet and a man named Romeo
Romeo was an egotistical
Selfish child and everybody knew it
Juliet's family would never allow it
She could do so much better
And certainly she knows that
'So I musn't worry myself with this new crush of hers
It will pass undoubtedly.' the prince thought
But then, it didn't
And before long they were in... in love
To know that there was someone out there
Who would steal Juliet’s heart from the young prince
Broke his heart
But then to have her willingly give her heart to that stranger
Shattered his heart
To hear her call out his name into the dark
While the young prince stood silently in the shadows
“Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? ”
Emptied his chest of a heart
And left him in the shadows to watch
As Romeo and Juliet professed their love to each other
Romeo knew nothing of the beauty that was inside of Juliet
As compared to the prince
Romeo did not deserve her
As compared to the prince
Romeo would never be good enough for her
And would never do the things that the prince would do for her
But somehow, he won.
Then he took her life
And the young prince would never recover
From his lost love
Because when Juliet’s heart stopped beating
So did his for she had his heart all along
If only he had told her sooner
That he loved her more than anything else on earth
That he would have given everything that she could have wanted
And sought out to find the things she never dreamed of
If only he had killed Romeo that night in the shadows
Juliet would have been his
Like it should have been all along
If only, if only, if only…
Juliet had loved him back
But she never did.
* * *
What the prince would never know
Is that although Juliet loved Romeo
More than even the sweetest words could possibly express
She knew that the prince’s heart belonged to her
Countless times she tried to return it
In hopes that he would give it to a girl more deserving than she
But he refused to take it back
Even though he was well aware that her heart
Would always belong to Romeo, her love
But to the prince, her best friend, whom she also loved unconditionally
There would forever be a place in her heart
Where the prince’s name would never fade
And it was his face that flashed
Before her eyes when that dagger stole her last breath

(Inspiration: Bradley R.)

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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  • Sara Smith (3/9/2009 8:51:00 PM)

    This is my favorite poem of yours. Seems to have changed a bit recently though. :)

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