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Time passes faster
And faster, it seems.
I acquire a solemn sensation,
Knowing that you, too,
have the urgent realization.
Our moment together is ending,
The chance to speak true feelings is fleeting.
And as we lay hand in hand,
Ourselves falling like hourglass sand,
You tell me that it will be all right.

With a heavy heart, I almost swoon
As I watch you slip away
With the setting moon.
Suddenly, I cry out a thought
That makes my heart fly;
I will see you again, by and by.

Banishment; that is the word,
Whose uttering sounds so very absurd.
However, this is the ultimate cost,
For a husband’s stay and family lost.
What remains now
But solitude and grief?
Tears that streak rivers down my cheeks
Shall forever leave me shaking worse than a leaf.
Yes, he is gone, but an eye for an eye,
My beloved has fled, like darkness from the sky.
With a heavy heart, I nearly swoon
As I watch you slip away
With the setting moon.
Suddenly, I cry out a thought
That makes my heart fly;
I will see you again, by and by.

Panic arises when my mother ascends,
As I discover that our romance might end.
Father has arranged, to my chide,
That I am to be soon wedded
as Paris’ new bride.
With my nimble cousin dead,
My dashing lover fled,
I sink to my knees and pray
That Romeo, oh Romeo,
You may live to see another day.

With a heavy heart, I almost swooned
As I watched you slip away
With the setting moon.
Suddenly, I cry out a thought
That makes my heart fly;
I will see you again, by and by.


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From: budding Juliet
To: naïve Romeo

The End

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