Romeo and Juliet
a few years later
JULIET (working at Hollywood Video in Commerce City, Colorado)
Poison and dagger hap'ly fail'd us then
And blessing came soon after tragic tale.
To feed my four year son, I toil all day
Now selling Video from Hollywood.
How I wish lov-ed Romeo would visit
That we might make plans, our son's future waits.
O, is that him I see now coming here?
Juliet dear! Your workplace, strange for such
a weighty conversation. Yet it must
be done. He must be raised Montague,
a Westside Baller, surely you agree.
No, that won't do. I know what's best for him.
Crip and a Capulet like me he must
be rais'd. It breaks a mothers heart to see
a child join such a weak and lesser gang
as Ballers. He needs strength which comes from blue
ID and nation'l franchise. Crip he be!
Foolish you are, and I am glad it's not
your call to make. As father I assert
my right to choose my son's gang, he will be
a Westside Baller. Mind your place, woman!
He will be a Crip!
He will be a Baller!