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The Swan Song

Has someone cursed our love
or cast a malevolent spell?
Why do the heavens envy our love
and wish us unwell?
The union of our two worlds--
My realm of the angels 
where celestial lights light 
our eternal pathway, 
and yours down in the antipodes 
where the deep darkness reigns
isolating the most austere isolation,
the abode of the dreaded Hades.

My cruel maiden
save me from this pain,
my mournful heart is pining.
This smothering loneliness
is driving me swooning insane.

Since you’ve been gone
I dwell alone
in a realm of perpetual darkness,
bereft of your love 
this pain is least to abate.

Wake up my love, my stilled heart,
Oh, do come back 
and enliven this woebegone soul
lest I breathe my last 
even as I grow weary of the wait.

~Wake Up My Heart contest by Julie Leigh Rodeheaver

Copyright © Abdul Malik | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 10/20/2017 6:56:00 PM

    Gorgeous pen! My best to you for the contest :) xomo