Dialogue Poem Set 3.3: On Love
Robe Turquoise replied:
Wherefore Romeo? – A Broken Sonnet
Pray tell me, prithee, art thou a pagan?
Talk of ‘Titans’ and claiming vacancy
To sky and scen’ry, idolising the one
Thou profess to love, yet thee – know her not.
Perforce, therein is vacancy. A ‘fling’.
Think on that fool, Rom’o, who died ‘loving’
Juliet, star-crossed love? Love? – Never more.
He Ros’line love-wail’d but two tears before.
This’s love’s fraud. How we, Big Brother’s fiend, tongue-
forked, now fawn feelings in rehearsed lines, sure
For show, soundbite in-glory, succumb
To ego-pride-temptress, shallow impress –
Contract deals for ‘old consumer’s’1 ideals:
By Arif uz Zaman
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1 A medieval reference to ‘the Devil’.