Stay with me

January 12, 2018
By Anonymous

Stay with me now as light fades from the skies.
All nature and matter sang joy to our tune,
our final moment together with hushed lullabies.


I wish to be with you until my demise,
he whispered to me as we stared at the moon:
Stay with me now as light fades from the skies.


Both inside and out all collectively cries,
so I smile and I laugh and I sob and I swoon.
Our final moment together with hushed lullabies.


A silent voice within knows what this implies,
yet I sleep through my life, but it hits my soul soon:
Stay with me now as light fades from the skies.


And now you won’t leave, you strike at my eyes,
my senses assailed by your endless monsoon.
Our final moment together with hushed lullabies.


The flowers are blooming, I place them lengthwise.
Beneath them the soft inscription, lovingly strewn:
Stay with me now as light fades from the skies.
Our final moment together with hushed lullabies.


The author's comments:

This villanelle was partly inspired by the themes of songs created by The Antlers.


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