Each ray of light has a story to tell
As I gaze mesmerized at the full moon
Like a wide-eyed child gazing at Grandma
For yet another fairytale, woven on a magic carpet.
In the stage set by the clear clean sky
Clouds shooed away by the moonbeams
Stars feel shy and vanish behind the curtains
An occasional nightbird comes calling but doesn’t stay the night.
The light from the moon wrapping me like a cloak
Is it day? Is it night? I fail to recognize
A feeling so enchanting, so mystical, so heavenly
I almost embark on a ray of light skywards.
This secret conversation, this secret union
As each moonbeam pierces straight through into my heart
All my secrets unraveled, all my masks stripped off
My raw, naked emotions bathed in a divine glow.
“I too experience dark nights”, said he
“Every fortnight my darker side gets unveiled
Bit by bit, I lose my glow as pain surfaces
Unbearable it becomes, forcing me to hide.”
“Lonely nights I too get
As my merry twinkling lovers abandon me
The scented breeze conspires with the clouds
Leading them away, as alone I stand.”
“See yourself in me, your beauty shining
To touch another lonely heart somewhere, sometime
The love springing from you never goes astray
It knows to reach its point, finding its way.”
This is how it should be, strummed my heart
Or was it the moon talking? I do not know
For we seemed like one, the moon and I
Emanating light all around, humming a harmonious tune.
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