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A Love Story’s Shipwreck

Updated: Sep 27

By: Reese Walker
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Cover Image title: Shakespeare
Cover Image by: wenxi cui
Media: Acrylic on cardboard, 35 cm x 28 cm
Year: 2022

Speak to me / like I am / the mirror / staring at you, / awaiting directions / to follow / your lead. / Call me / when stars decorate / your window. / Open the curtains / and expect / to see me / beneath your balcony / calling your name. / O you can be / my Romeo / and I / your Juliet. / Will it end in tragedy? / The sea dividing us / is boundless, / but our love / is a boat. / The waves crash / against the wood, / yet you catch me / before the water does. / Let the storms rain down / on us. / As long as I have / you, / I need no other lifesaver. / Thunder cracks my heart / when you fall off / head first / into the ocean / of the unknown, / leaving me / without a word, / without a goodbye. / The sail flies / despite the wind / crying for it to stop. / The waves creep onto the deck, / I let them; / this story / was written / long ago. / But is this how it ends? / Or is it merely a chapter, / and Shakespeare / wrote us a comedy instead? / When the tempest washes away / my grief / and the ship wrecks upon the shore, / your figure emerges / from the water. / You hold me in your arms, / saving me from drowning / in my darkest hour, / when I was without you.


Description:

Based on Shakespeare's many tragedies and comedies, two lovers (Romeo and Juliet) go through hardship yet can make it out alive because they have each other. Their relationship is like a boat; it rocks and floats - even when one person dives off, the pair find each other again because their love is as deep as the sea.


* The End *


[Writing Editor: Daniela Sardo]

[Art Advisor: Maghan Z]


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