Two faced Lovers
All it takes is one breath.
One breath to move on from that heartbeat of guilt.
Not only a breath but a step into the world of hate
Into the world of criticism and betrayal
Until you find that beloved person who you thought would keep you safe
But did not
She was betrayed and portrayed as an object
No emotion, or hate, or love
Just the guilt she had engraved into her soul
The pain she felt when she saw her beloved was gone but reappeared
Emotions going off as if it was a ride she couldn’t get off of
As much as it seemed that she hated her beloved no object would ever stop the feeling she had
Why did things have to be this way?
Why did they argue and hurt each other so much?
What was it all really for?
Why couldn’t they start over?
They eventually did.
Again and Again
But they got themselves both trapped in a continuous loop of feelings that they thought they forgot
But they came back with their presence each time
They remembered how much they loved each other
But they couldn’t go on
The girl ran away but little did she know it was a tragic mistake
She ran away from her emotions while her beloved one hid theirs
It was hard
She couldn’t understand
The beloved froze as she saw her run away
Run away from the person she knew was her true love
But they knew it wasn’t love they felt
It was fear
The fear that they would lose their bond
But little did they know it was already broken
A love story about a pair of two faced liars…
Two faced Lovers Artist Statment
My poem is set to demonstrate a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This poem emphasizes the strong love and bond of two people that find themselves in this continuous swirl of emotions and confusion. Romeo and Juliet cannot be together because of their families rivalry. I did not want to focus on the rivalry or the two types of worlds they had for my poem. I chose to focus on the way both Romeo and Juliet pursued their love. In this poem I chose to not use exact pronouns other than “Her” and as for the other character in my poem I used either “beloved” or “Object” I didn’t choose to put “him” because I wanted it to be keep the emphasis on the love the two characters shared. However I decided to use the pronoun “her” to put an emphasis on female representation in writing. The two faced lovers aspect within my poem comes from the idea that Romeo and Juliet loved each-other but had to make sacrifices to be together. In my poem I portrayed this as the reason to which lies and pain are present for the girl and her beloved in my poem. My main idea was to to show their emotions, and tie their relationship together with the idea of Romeo and Juliet’s in a modern setting. Although this is the first poem that I write I wanted to make sure that I express the topics well. Writing this poem is a great experience. At first I was not going to write a poem but then I realized that I should not be scared to do things that I have never done before. I decided to try something and ended up liking it.