love to die for?

The forbidden love between the lowly Ferhad and the princess Shirin is an old Persian love story. Ferhad killed himself in the desert when he was tricked into believing that Shirin was dead. Hearing of Ferhad’s death, Sherin then killed herself because she could not live without him. Subsequently the two were buried together.  It’s similar to the Shakespearian tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

(information and image taken from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

love story

 

~ fateful attraction ~

when lovers choose death writes our

tragic love stories;

heartbroken readers wishing

romance had better ending!

 

 

 

self-destruction

!

no

blaming

suicide

gun explosion

young father missing

community feels shock

evil darkens human thought

 – tragedy’s   harsh   realities –

one cannot undo desperate choice

maybe she will leave so he leaves her first

do not assume the mistakes of others

such could happen to any of us

relationships turn on an edge

hold fragile hearts tenderly

commit to love thru pain

forgive each again

God help us all

redemption

healing

yes

?


This poetry form, an “etheree”, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.  Etheree verse can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Sadly, suicide is irreversible.