Star-crossed means opposed by fate; ill-fated, I also found this
very nice poem that I think may have been written as an assignment
for Romeo and Juliet. This poem seems to lay out a
perfect definition of star-crossed lover, together by chance, and
sentence to failure by fate from the beginning. The first
line seems to say it all "A love between two star crossed lovers, a
love no one can ever discover." Discovery for this love is
the kiss of death, for as surely as the sun will rise, it will
never be accepted. Drastic measures push the ill-fated lovers
to a tragic end. I hope this helps. Brenda
A love between two star crossed lovers, a love no one can ever
It's secracy should remain tamed, for if it gets out our love
would be shamed.
They'd tear us apart, away from each other. Tell us that we can
no longer be lovers.
It would drive us insane. No options remain: I'll peirce my
heart if you do the same.
Well die together in a churches chappel; He'd rather be dead
than live without her.
Their parents will cry and wonder why they couldn't just let
them live their lives.
The guilt will be painful, their minds will be changed.
The two star-crossed lovers lie where heaven stays.