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