Love/Anti-love

The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets - Frederic Leighton

The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets – Frederic Leighton

Don’t

Don’t compare me to Juliet,
she was young and foolish, her heart
savage and new, her yearnings so
vivid, emotional, unlearned,
untried, merciless, insistent

Her ferocious love is not how
true love feels. Her impassioned tears
were a spoiled child’s yearnings and her
selfish love has nothing to do
with what love actually is.

True love is realizing your
love is not perfect, nor is he
everything you once thought he was.
There is no changing another
once one discovers flaws. There is
just rejection or acceptance.

I won’t compare you to Romeo,
for he was young and driven, his
heart ravenous and fierce, yearnings
unyeilding and voracious and
inexorable, urgent.

His wild love is not how true love
feels. His enraptured words were but
a callow youth’s craving for one
unattainable. His reckless
and dangerous love has nothing
to do with what love really is.

True love is realizing your
love is not everything, not the
moon, not the world, but just a girl,
a human with faults of her own.
Those foibles do not change, they are
magnified, and in time, become
unendurable without calm
acceptance, peace that all will be
well, no rush, no death, no poison
or dagger, or remorse, just love.

 

 

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