Congrats on the win, I can see why this grabbed the attention. I think you have created the 2021 fairytale story here, can totally picture this being a Disney hit !
I think it took the reader a great journey and had lots of parts where I wasn’t sure which direction you would take it, but I was left relieved when the ending brought them together .
It is sad as it made me think back to the old days where races really were not allowed to meet at all, I know personally in my family, it was my great great grandparents who had to run away to be together and leave their families and countries, but I forget if this was race, or religion that forced them to do this. It’s hard to think so much of the world still works this way, but also great to know that so many are now proud to stand up and fight for love .... like you say in your ending eternal flames will be what they are meant to be!!
Thank you Baby Rainbow for reading and leaving such an amazing comment! And that's what I love about poetry, is that it can take you places left up to the imagination of the reader. I'm so sorry it made you remember sad times of long ago, especially when so close to heart. Yes and it's terrible to think that it was once that way and like you say, still is in some parts of the world. But we can never give up in believing in fairytales, can we!!