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Seeking the Bard

You come to me

slipped from a dream

and from that lofty platform

where all players have played their parts

beneath that opulent moon

the curse of the star-crossed

the sorrowful stars have scattered

I knew your song

you sang it well

transfixed, I stood there

on the ballroom floor

picking out my destiny

one heartbreak at a time

It was then that I was drawn

when hot hands touched

palm to palm

the holy palmer’s kiss

the clock stopped

like a time travel pendulum

Look there now

I was never the sun

knowing full well

than to swear by the moon

that deceptive luminare

casting upon

a jewel in the night

tears falling down on the cheek of those

destined to part in sweet sorrow

love that was stronger

but burned less

than moderate mankind

could handle…

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19 thoughts on “Seeking the Bard

  1. This was challenging, Lana, but I really liked trying to remember a few of the origins of these Shakespeare phrases. ◇ You created a cohesive and lyrical poem with a touch of melancholy. ♡♡
    I have been silly repetitive in saying hope you have a wonderful new year, Lana. 🙂

    • It is truly heartbreaking. The kids have been studying Romeo and Juliet which brought this to mind. I’ve been wanting to pop one of those movies in and watch so think I’m putting that on the calendar for when the Rock Guy goes to California to play his music. If I do it when he is home, he will run screaming from the room, lol.

      • Oh dear … conflict of interest makes for a lot of fun. Most students enjoy studying Romeo and Juliet, especially if there’s a DVD to watch with it.
        Does Rock Guy play in a band? (I’m obviously behind on this.)

      • They do love a DVD for sure. The Rock Guy does have a band called Hell on Wheels. He plays music in the style of Led Zeppelin, Van Halen…rock bands (classic rock as it is called now). He is an accomplished song writer and guitarist. I’m jealous, I always wanted to be a musician 🙂

    • That’s a wonderful compliment coming from a writing teacher. I never tire of Shakespeare, and I’ve been wanting to watch Romeo and Juliet since the high school kids have been studying it (I’m a substitute teacher). Thanks again for reading 🙂

  2. “The world speaks in palindromes
    That’s all that I can say
    No matter how you look at it
    The words spell out the same. ”

    Politically correct or not
    The best that we can do
    Is offer words of sympathy
    And leave the rest to you.

    And so I say this as a friend
    I’ll try not to digress
    Your words are filled with earnestness
    You are doing your best.” —- Gerry C.

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