Shakespearean Couplet by Sarah Zammit Munro
Their love was based on nothing more
than two genuine souls linked together
spark ignited through words,
poetry shared from one breath to the other.
They were the couple from next door,
the kind of couple everyone assumed would end up together.
The kind of couple
whose old souls and playful banters
fit together like a Shakespearean couplet.
Assumptions create opposites for hard heads.
A person who is used to going against the current
will only admit to something once almost lost.
There were mannerisms that made their heads reel,
their heart flutter.
They were used to each other
and their love remained young.
That was an indication for an assurance of a lifetime.
When you want something, you’ll work at it
even if the world throws arrows at your heart.
Pluck them out,
stitch the pieces with threads of golden lips,
and face the worst that is yet to come.
The best isn’t over, honey.
we will walk to Heaven’s doors
with our heads held high
and our knees on the ground.
This poem is one of the chosen entries for DESA’s Valentine’s Themed Poetry Competition.