NORTHERN LIGHTS

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UP HERE WHERE I LIVE IN THE N.W.T. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT TO SEE

Submitted: April 25, 2007

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Come play with me,ye northern ghost

Invite me in,and be a host

To romp the sky of the arctic nights

And play with me,with your haunting lights

To frolic around the arctic pole

Make my life feel once more whole

To cross the land of the frozen lake

And all my worries i can just forsake

To cross the tundra,where the caribou roam

And the inuit have made their home

With the polar bears that stalk the land

To play with you would be so grand

The ice and snow that is your home

Invite me into your catacomb

Where death itself plays your game

It knows that it cannot bring you shame

You crack and sway across the arctic night

The yews of colors from dark to light

The reds and gold a prism made

You show your colors and quickly fade

Across your lands the winds they howl

The caribou and seal you see disembowel

This is your land,you make the rules

The cold and snow these are your tools

The weak they fade once seen in your lights

They fight the cold they die of fright

Your lights cut deep into the dark

where things that hide you leave your mark

The snows turn red where once was live

In your shadows something felt the bite

You brighten once the shadows gone

The life that was has sang its last song

The howl of the wind had hid its voice

It had given up it had no choice

You play once more with colors aglow

Across the land the shadows grow

You play through out the arctic night

If a cry is heard it is your delight

What wonders across the arctic plain

It was here it is gone it shall not remain

Let me go into your haunting lights

My ancestors are there they are in your plight

They call to me as they pass over head

Let them be,take me instead

 


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