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The Danger of Tempting the Moon


How sweet a smile

And how simply unnerving

Her frosted silver eyes

Tell me her hearts still yearning

 

There once was a girl

With sea crystal eyes

And nutty brown waves

Of thick chestnut hair

 

Who sang to the moonlight

Such wonderful things

To tempt it to tell

What tomorrow will bring

 

The moon loved to see

Her smile dance with the stars

So she told her all she knew

What lived on Neptune and Mars

 

She told her of the past

But the girl wanted more

What was ahead in the future?

What was there to live for?

 

The next day was good

So the moon told her true

You’ll fall in love darling

The pleasure of only a few

 

The sunrise came then

The girl waved goodbye

By dusk that evening

Her heart had soared to the sky

 

She spoke to the moon

Told her all about Sam

She said he was beautiful

And the best kind of man

 

The moon felt her happiness

Fed off of her light

So when the girl asked again

She said well alright

 

The next day will bring

Something new to discover

A treasure quite marvelous

A gift more rare than all others

 

The girl couldn’t sleep

So she stayed up all night

She laughed with the moon

Whispered secrets in moonlight

 

At dawn the next day

Sam went with the girl

To a place very special

A place on top of the world

 

The mountains all sang

As the man bent to one knee

And asked her to be his

For all of eternity

 

The girl ran to the moon

Sleepless but not weary

And spoke for many hours

Of all her plans with her dearie

 

The moon listened patiently

But all the while knowing

That smile would soon fade

The light in her eyes would stop glowing

 

The girl stopped then breathless

Looked up at the moon

And asked what was wrong

Was it all happening too soon?

 

The moon too heartbroken

Left in a hurry

And didn’t come back

The poor girl so worried

 

She called to the moon

Begged her please to come back

The moon sad and somber

Rose up into the black

 

Slowly she told her

On a walk late at night

That all was not well

There was something not right

 

The girl smiled confused

Said it couldn’t be true

That all was quite well

What was her bad news?

 

The moon spoke slowly

And chose her words wisely

She said that her Sam

Was sickly and dying

 

The poor girl so hurt

Shook her head and cried out

How cruel of you moon

What is this all about?

 

You thread my heart with silk

Lacey daydreams and words

That made me so happy

Things I should never have heard

 

Only to tell me now

That after such wondrous things

It’s all only to end?

That is the best tomorrow brings?

 

The girl turned and ran

The moon tried to follow

But the sun had to rise

Taking the sky in a swallow

 

Not a week later

The poor Sam was gone

The girl was left broken

No soul left to her song

 

It was months before even

The moon saw her smile

But even then so

It didn’t quite fit profile

 

She sometimes did speak

And then moon only listened

As she cried to her softly

Her cheeks tearfully glistened

 

The only source of comfort

The moon could then gather

Was the shine of the stars

In each tear drop that splattered

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Greetings from your Bohemian Queen! A lover of life, a lover of love, a lover of adventure and above all a lover of experience. Keep up with this blog to share with me the extraordinary journey's that some incredible books have taken me on, get lost in the occasional short story or two and laugh with me at the struggles that are my day to day life as an introvert. New postings are at the end of each month.

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