The Moon Came Down to Comfort Her —

The moon came down to comfort her,
To stroke her hair and make her tea —
The stars lined up to sing a song
And free her from her misery

The sunset left it’s curtains up
To shield her from her fading fears:
The moon came down to comfort her,
And wipe away her tears.

She read a book when just a girl
About a man up in the moon;
She looked up for him every night,
But with the years, became immune

To humanizing inert things.
But then life came unraveled:
Across a thousand heartaches, she
Had lately, sorely traveled —

A summer of insanity,
Of words and actions questioned:
Despair was closing in, until
The feeling somehow lessened —

The moon came down to comfort her,
To stroke her hair and make her tea —
The stars lined up to sing a song
And free her from her misery

The sunset left it’s curtains up
To shade her from her fading fears:
The moon came down to comfort her,
And wipe away
Her tears


Picture credit : © Songdech Moonta | Dreamstime.com – Dead Tree At Sunset

* An Offer *

Send me all your pain, and let me bear it,
Box it up, and bring it to my door;
I will do this thing, I won’t forswear it,
You won’t have to bear it anymore

Seal up all your tears inside a bottle,
Vial up your sorrow and your grief;
I will take them on, and cry them for you:
I can give you something like relief

So much, too soon, unfairly placed on you:
But I can take some,
That is what friends
Do

Paregoros

I lay down on my bed

My head was on the pillow, my feet flat, my knees up

I saw Paregoros glide into the room

I closed my eyes

She began to speak

Her voice was soothing and her words soft

I felt her put her hands on my shoulders

I felt the tension ease from my back and neck

My breathing was deep

I felt her touching every part of me

I wanted to draw her closer

I opened my eyes

She was still across the room

Speaking musically and gently

She had never touched me at all

Except

With her words