Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Music Challenge #32 on the song “Moon River”sung by Audrey Hepburn. Also, thanks to NEKNEERAJ of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Photo Challenge.
Credit: ezornier @deviantart
Falling blaze of light, night faerie,
With feathered puff wings she tarries.
Downy angel of stardust sent,
After the Moon Rivers descent.
Wider than a mile it bubbles,
Cutting past her legs stumbling.
She lifts feathers to fly, but her wings are weights, ball and chains set;
Sunshine hair in her eyes she smiles, but her feet lurch dirt wet.
As the moon’s orb casts brilliant beams,
Directs a path she deftly gleans.
Her body trembles winter cold,
Winds chilling skin; for she’s been told —
When to earth she fell, she chose weak;
To no more be a star so sweet.
Her wings disassemble, feathers as snowflakes fall, flutter;
Mud sucks her feet; she’s a once gleaming bird wingless, sputtering.
Dimmed star, broken-hearted lover;
She seeks a soul; he loved her ‘bove.
She treads his way, an innocent,
Not knowing human sorrow’s pins;
Her wisdom lost, but she peers and waits.
Branches rustle, spirit engaged;
Perfection fumbles in girlish form, black-hole discovering —
A quest; she’s swept down Moon River, crazy truth uncovered.
Stardust child with heart unchanging,
Rides a rainbow’s trail on the chase.
She’ll find him; he’ll gentle whisper,
Asking why she became a wisp.
She’s down Moon River full of angst,
Though, with her wings she scaled its banks.
With tears of joy on petal skin, she’s found her dream-maker;
Her heart sparks; he bends to carry a star home, she’s quaking.
Their two drifters mingling swiftly,
Rising to wander the world’s mists.
Places of wonder that light her eyes,
Thunder breaks, in terror she cries.
They’re a duo with each other —
For but a lifetime’s sacred vows.
In years, the nebula rekindles shines with her soul twin;
Falling blazes, light ethereal, on infant wings both spin.
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