This poem is based on the animated short film, “The Acorn Princess.” I recommend that you watch it before reading, so that everything will make a little more sense.
Also btw it’s a freeverse poem
she leans on her balcony,
sighing as she
tucks away a stray hair.
he peers out the window,
sighing as he
fiddles with his shirt button.
they both look at the stars,
but these lovers are not star-crossed.
as their weary eyes
gaze at the inky skies,
they dream about their loves—
their true loves, their one-and-onlys,
not the “love” that has been arranged for them.
in the curves of the constellations, she sees
her brave warrior with twinkling eyes;
her knight in shining armor.
in the cluster of lights, he sees
his cheerful beetle with a vibrant smile;
his little lovebug.
her knight is en garde,
ready to protect her from dastardly foes.
his lovebug’s arms are open wide,
ready to pull him into a tight hug.
shiny tears escape their eyes,
and their cries go unheard.
oh, if only it could be!
alas, they remain unbetrothed.