For Shakespeare's sake

Romeo Romeo
Where art thou she said
Pining for found love
Soon after found dead

Joined by the handsome
The daring the bold
The faithfully stupid
Now rotting in mold

A desperate war
Separated by feud
Opposites did attract
Capulet and Montague

A romance so white
So desperate so new
with the family ending
with teardrops like dew

But what’s in a name that which we call a rose
By any other would smell as sweet
A rose soon self ended
their bodies now rest in concrete

Snapped at the stem
From the corpse of a lover
So much for such a deep sleep
Awoken to a mutilated Romeo
She left not a second to weep

What’s in a name that which we call a rose,
By any other would smell as sweet
Love in the name
Of which was called the rose
Only one for no other was as sweet

For Shakespeare's sake

Luke Bergstedt

Flemington, United States

  • Artist
    Notes
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.