"You and I"- A poem about a tragic love affair.

Essay by Petra1986College, UndergraduateA-, May 2004

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The sky, so clear like blue velvet,

Reflects upon the tranquil waters.

Dewdrops, like tears of joy,

Run down the petals of flowers.

The brook makes a gurgling reply

To the calm silence that surrounds it.

The water trickles ever so softly,

Not disturbing the ambiance one bit.

The sea embraces her lover, the shore.

She moans as they embrace tightly.

The shore's aim is to please his beloved

And ensure their destiny.

The world shall continue as it has before.

Old ones shall weep, babies shall cry.

Nothing can change the affairs of the world,

Not even you and I.

My sweetheart's lips upon mine

Simply adds passion to the tranquility.

Together, these emotions create a combo,

That fills me with immense ecstasy.

The kiss we share is lethal, yet life-giving.

Soft, yet full of fervor.

Immediate, yet continuous.

God! I wish it could go on forever.

We come from conflicting worlds.

Our families fight constantly day and night.

How could we ever explain our adoration?

This amalgamation that feels so right.

We lie on our backs and stare at the sky.

You reach out your hand to touch mine,

And then I begin to wonder,

Shall we stay together until the end of time?

The sun is beginning to set,

Soon we shall have to part.

We rise from our grassy bed

And there is a sudden pain in my heart.

Standing eye to eye once more,

Our eyes and hearts bond.

It is then and there that I realize

You will always be my only one.

As you turn and walk away from me

I am hit with a sudden premonition,

That I am seeing you for the last time.

Greatly frightened I am by this intuition.

Tempted am I to run to you,

As the...