"Romeo and Juliet before Father Lawrence" by Karl Becker‘In Memory of Romeo and Juliet’ by Victor Tyne The Society January 17, 2019 Beauty, Culture, For Educators, High School Submissions, Poetry 7 Comments These twain ephem’ral lives were fraught with woes When they, a boy and girl in morn of life, Defied their due inheritance as foes And chased a star-crossed love as man and wife. Belovéd by their family, kin and friends, To honest, faithful vow of love they swore; Walked fortune’s path to meet their self-willed ends That ended ancient hate and true peace bore. Each fain would drink the pois’nous sip of death Or by the sting of dagger sharp depart, For entering the grave’s eternal rest Proved better than to live with broken heart. The sword of fatal love spared neither child, But through their deaths were households reconciled. Victor Tyne is a high school junior at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, NJ, where he writes for the school newspaper, the Petroc. With an interest in classical languages, he hopes to pursue his passion for classics in the future. He currently resides with his family in Caldwell, NJ. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 7 Responses Joe Tessitore January 17, 2019 Very well done, Victor! Here comes the future! Reply E. V. January 17, 2019 This is beautiful. I enjoyed reading it. You have a lot of talent and skill, especially for someone so young. Congratulations! Reply J. Simon Harris January 17, 2019 I couldn’t believe this was written by a junior in high school! It’s really good work. I am not typically a fan of archaisms, unusual contractions, and such, but I suppose as an homage to Shakespeare it kind of works. Keep writing! I hope to read more of your work in the future. Reply David Paul Behrens January 17, 2019 Victor Tyne, you have great potential, to say the least. Well done! Reply David Watt January 18, 2019 Victor, I hope to see more of your work. This is a noteworthy sonnet which belies your age. Reply Rupert Palmer January 19, 2019 Excellent work, Mast Tyne! Reply Monty January 25, 2019 This is rich and powerful poetry for such a tender-aged author . . one suspects that poetry is gonna play an integral part in your adult life. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.