O’ dear diary,
Too many things happened today that I have to tell you.
This morning, while I was eating breakfast Nurse told me about the fights.
Again, the Montague and us were fighting on the streets.
The prince warns, If ever we disturb our streets again, Our lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.
After breakfast, mother told me some news,
A man called Paris wants to marry me.
I needed to dance with him at today’s party,
I didn’t feel any interest in this man but I needed to respect parents’ decision.
Time went fast, the sun went down and the moon came out.
Nurse helped me to dress up for the party,
I looked amazing and gorgeous,
I don’t know why but I had a feeling, a special feeling that I would met someone important.
I walked around the party without knowing where to go,
I saw many couples enjoying the party.
I felt a little lonely.
But next moment, I saw him, standing right in front of me.
His eyes were dark as if something bad had happened, but also as beautiful as the stars.
He caught my attention.
I slowly walked toward him, he slowly walked toward me.
I felt my face was hot, my heart was pounding faster and faster.
Suddenly mother called me,
I looked at him and then looked at mother.
I turned back toward mother and Paris with disappointed eyes,
I danced with Paris but dreamed about him.
Paris enjoyed the dance with me but my eyes were on him.
Soon, the music ended,
I left Paris and walked toward him.
We quietly looked deep into each other’s eyes,
At the moment when my heart bounced extremely quickly,
my hand tried to touch his hand,
It felt like all the noises disappeared in a second,
Time seemed to stop.
But then we touched,
I felt the world change immediately.
I felt I was singing on the lawn,
and my prince was coming toward me with his gorgeous white horse.
We followed the rhythm,
slowly but happily danced like the prince and the princess.
I smiled happily at him,
the next second he kissed me.
It was my first kiss,
he took my heart away,
from now on,
Wonderful time always goes so fast,
Nurse called me when the music ended.
I knew what that meant,
but I was scared I wouldn’t able to see him again.
I have fallen in love with him,
Nurse told me his name is Romeo Montague.
This is my fate,
my only love is from my only hate.
I stood on the balcony,
speaking to the lonely moon.
Romeo is still Romeo even if he is a Montague.
O’ Romeo, Romeo! Wherefor art thou Romeo?
The name was the only enemy,
I don’t care about his name and family.
Romeo is Romeo,
The Romeo that I loved deeply.
Suddenly there was a sound beneath the balcony
It was Romeo!
I was having conflicting feeling,
I was surprised and happy but worried and scared.
Why he is here?
Is he here for me?
But what if mother found out he is here?
What would they do to him, would they kill him?
The happiness defeated fear,
But again, it was time to go,
Nurse was calling me again.
We said a thousand times goodnight,
but neither of us wanted to leave.
I walked into the room with all the joy,
but Nurse’s words pushed me into hell.
“How was Paris? Do you like him?”
She reminded me of this obstacle to my love for Romeo.
I hurried walk back to the balcony hoping Romeo hadn’t left,
he was still standing there watching me.
I was afraid I would have to marry Paris instead of my true love Romeo.
“If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow.”
I watched Romeo nod and quickly climb over the fences,
I looked up,
the moon wasn’t lonely anymore,
a little star appeared right next to the lonely moon.
Why do happy things and sad things have to happen at the same time?
A horrible lovely thing happened today,
O Romeo, I miss you Romeo!
When the sun came out to work,
The morning lark woke me up.
I finish breakfast then take a shower.
All I could think about was the marriage with my dear Romeo,
I stayed in my bedroom to wait for him.
Why when people are waiting, the time goes so slow?
I told myself to be a patient girl.
Nurse brought in my favorite cakes,
Yet, I didn’t even touch them.
I told her about my love with Romeo,
I knew she would help me, she has been with me since I was born.
She will help me to go ask Romeo about the marriage in a half hour,
I have to wait again.
I walked toward the balcony,
Romeo was not there.
Soon, Nurse brought back Romeo’s words,
Romeo will marry me,
Today in Friar Laurence’ cell.
I will be Romeo’s bride!!
I stepped in to the church with my white dress,
Oh’ Romeo, you’re there quietly waiting for me.
Friar made our secret marrige,
Romeo is mine and I’m his now.
Waiting, waiting and waiting,
I have been waiting all the day.
My dear love will come tonight,
All my fears will run away.
Unexpectedly, Nurse opened the door strongly,
I hoped nurse would bring joy to me.
This thought was destroyed by nurse’s terrible face,
Oh’ something awful had happened.
Nurse cried like a baby,
I couldn’t hear her words clearly.
All I heard was someone died,
Is it Romeo?
O’ Romeo, why would you leave me so soon?
The marriage just united us!
My eyes are teary,
Do you want me to go with you?
Nurse’s tears continued to flow,
I questioned her if it’s Romeo who had died.
Her mouth couldn’t stop shouting the name of Tybalt.
Oh’ Tybalt, Tybalt, Tybalt!!
Somehow I was relieved,
But the next second my eyes were watering again.
Tybalt, who had played with me since I was small.
I will never forget you, You were like a brother to me.
Even worse, Nurse told me the truth.
Tybalt was murdered by my one true love.
My love Romeo, you’re an evil angel,
Yet I trusted you didn’t meant to do it.
Nurse promised me she would give the ring to Romeo,
I trusted my dear knight would come for the first and the last night.
Nurse slowly closed the door and quickly ran toward Romeo,
I am here waiting for you Romeo, you would come for me, wouldn’t you?
My diary, you’re my only friend who knows all my feelings.
You are not alive,
yet I give you life with my words,
However soon, I will leave, and you will inherit my consiousness forever.
That sun that shone on my eyes on Tuesday morning,
I lay on the bed yet I did not want to wake up.
I turned my face to the right,
My dear Romeo was right there.
Romeo’s starry eyes slowly opened
I smiled at him, he smiled at me.
He is so close and so handsome,
I felt this moment could last forever.
But I am not a child anymore,
I know how the world works.
Yet I wanted to enjoy this moment,
The most wonderful moment in my life.
Soon he prepared to escape to Mantua,
I pleaded for him to stay.
I was desperate,
The time I spent with him was not enough.
I knew he didn’t want to leave,
but this is fate.
Before he escaped, he left a kiss on my lips,
I hoped it’s not the last kiss.
Watching Romeo jump off the balcony and climb over the fences,
A burst of pain in my heart couldn’t stop.
I felt like crying but the tears had gone forever,
How long should I wait for you this time?
After few hours,
mother came in with a joyful face.
“Dear, be glad, you will be married to Paris on Thursday”
This shock was too big for me.
My answer is obvious,
I am already married Romeo.
I’m Romeo’s wife,
I will choose to die rather than marry anyone else.
Mother is obviously angry with my decision,
I felt sorry for her.
Yet I gave all my heart to Romeo,
and Romeo gave his heart to me.
Father, the lord of the Capulets,
opened the door with the same face that mother had when she opened the door.
Mother told Father my answer with tears on her face,
I knew Father was going to explode, I felt guilty.
No one listened to what I said,
If I didn’t marry Paris on Thursday,
I will no longer be a Capulet,
No longer be father and mother’s child.
They left my room angrily,
I turned to my nurse who had been trying to comfort me.
I wanted to know what she thought,
Yet she surprised me, her thoughts were the same as father and mother’s.
Oh’ Romeo, what should I do Romeo?
If I can’t be with you,
I’d rather die than marry Paris!
I took a dagger hidden in my pocket.
I slowly snuck out toward Friar Lawrence,
He is my only hope.
Maybe he will have some better idea,
Oh’ Romeo, I needed you Romeo.
Unexpectedly, Paris came out from Friar’s church,
He smiled at me but I couldn’t smile back,
He talked to me but I couldn’t look at his eyes.
That handsome face somehow made me feel guilty
He didn’t know any thing, about my dear Romeo,
He gently kissed my forehead.
The guilt was bitting my heart,
He left the kiss and walked away.
Friar was there when I opened the door,
I told him the whole story.
He took a long time to think about a plan for us,
I knew he already helped us a lot and we shouldn’t bother him again.
I took out the dagger,
“I can do anything for my Romeo, but if I have to marry Paris, I’d rather commit suicide.”
He stopped me,
And gave me a bottle of potion.
“Go home and say you will marry Paris,
at night, when you’re alone in your room drink this potion.
It will stop your pulse, your body will be like a corpse for 42 hours.
Next morning people will think you’re dead and take you to the family tomb.”
My hand that was holding the potion was somehow shaking,
I knew what Friar was trying to do.
And he is trying to help us,
yet this meant taking a really big risk.
He kept saying,
“And I will write a letter to Romeo to tell him to pick you up in the tomb,
then you two can run away to Mantua and live happily ever after.”
I had no idea where Friar came up with this plan.
I felt guilty that because of us Friar was part of this plan.
We gave Friar the real poison.
I thanked Friar than carefully snuck back to my room.
Father was extremely happy about my decision,
Everyone was glad that I finally returned to the previous Juliet,
But I felt like a complete stranger to my famliy.
I lied to them, the first lie and the last lie in my life.
I gently walked to the balcony,
The darkness slowly covered my body.
I felt death walking toward me,
I saw Tybalt waving to me.
I am all alone now,
I picked up the potion,
Yet all the worries suddenly attacked my brain.
I am a little scared now.
What if the potion doesn’t work,
Will I still marry Paris tomorrow?
What if I can’t wake up anymore,
Is this a real poison that will kill me?
Oh’ Dear diary,
I am writing this down because I will leave you here.
I won’t bring you with me to Mantua.
I have decided to drink this potion.
I will live happily ever after with my love Romeo!
I hope someday in the future,
someone can find this diary and inherit it.
No matter if you are a girl or a boy, a child or a adult,
From the moment you start to read this diary, you have been chosen to be the next Juliet Capulet.