You have loved before
But know this: Those loves are nothing
Compared to the love I hold for you.
Walking through the summer-warm forest
I came upon the moon, sitting on a log, looking over a lake.
A silent lake.
And her beauty shone upon the water and reflecting, lit the world
In a white fairy-glow.
Such joy filled the air; my eyes became teary, and I sighed
But I kept back; for I thought if I were to disturb her,
Break her silent reflection,
She would instantly fly back into the night sky
And I would lose her.
I waited in silence, but in that soft glow and silence, I fell asleep.
The rough hand of the morning sun shook me awake and said
“You have lost that love, that beautiful woman:
Has left. You fell asleep and lost your chance.”
I sat in the morning light, and realised
That I had lost her and would never have that chance again.
The sadness tore through me.
But dear, the universe took mercy upon my ragged soul, and,
I found you.
I have a chance to love again.
I will never fall asleep before I tell you how I feel
Because I fear you will leave if I do not make my feelings clear.
I hold you tight as you sleep, I hold you near.