ONE NIGHT LEST WE FORGET
The white skinned canopies are blowing in the wind,
The night sky is solemn and quiet.
The shore sings a lullaby not too far,
Calling you, calling me.
Red shoes are too bright for tonight,
Leave them by the bedside.
The evening calls for a barefooted serenade.
The parade has gone to sleep,
I hear gentle snores around me and-
You in a velvet hued sarong cascading across my eyes.
I often go back to this moment,
Some faraway look in those blue eyes.
The candles now withering away,
Just as I fall into a gentle slumber.
I do not wish to sleep tonight,
For it means I must forget you in the morn.
Not a trace of you by my side,
Nothing but cold pillows and empty sheets.
I wish to linger in this memory,
A slight nostalgia to keep me alive.
As my eyes slowly give away,
I think of you bathing in the rain.
Let not sleep come tonight,
I cannot bear these empty halls.
The lingering silence that is my world,
For in my dreams-you are alive and so am I.
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"Lovers" by Valentini Mavrodoglu
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