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Doleful Moon

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A sliver of tarnished silver light
Forlornly broke the onyx night
Veiled in clouds of wispy tulle
My heart yearned for when it was full

A sadder moon I’d never seen
I thought, what could this dull moon mean? 
My eyes fixed on its doleful glow
I had to ask. I had to know

So I called “Hey moon, why so blue?
Is there something I can do
To help you to regain your shine? 
If I can help, the pleasure’s mine.”

A sigh came down from up above
The moon said “My friend, I’m in love
And yet love is no friend to me
For what I wish can never be

The one I love is far away
I live by night. He lives by day
As he sets I start to glow
When he rises I must go

I said ‘Oh Moon, my much dimmed friend
It seems that pain will never end
I’m feeling the same ache as you
I know there’s nothing we can do

I think that it can be assumed
That in both cases our love’s doomed’
I sadly smiled to her above
And sighed for my long distance love

I wiped a tear and turned away
And as I did I heard her say
‘No reason you should feel sad too
Your love is on his way to you'

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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