Carpe Nocturne

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Tells the story of a night I spent with a close friend last week.

Submitted: December 08, 2009

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Submitted: December 08, 2009

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You grab your coat,

Ill grab my cap,

Leave your fears behind,

We'll need no map!

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Let's go on an adventure,

And seize the night,

We'll traverse the landscape,

Guided only by moonlight.

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Roaming the streets,

We could do no wrong,

I stole a pumpkin,

You sang a song.

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Jumping in puddles,

Giggling and dripping wet,

Loving the freezing cold,

Weird stares from all we met.

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Playfighting and silly jokes,

We acted like little ones,

Sure, we may have seemed foolish

But never did we have more fun!

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We strayed from the path,

From society to the wild,

The painful pitfalls we encountered,

Were anything but mild.

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Barbed wire snared your foot,

Branches brained me without fail,

But all we could do was laugh,

And had no thought to wail.

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Jumping that rusted fence,

We entered that rolling plain,

Hazy clouds and flashing lights,

Our excitement began to wane.

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Muddy footprints in our wake,

As we talked matters of the heart,

Though I felt our souls connect,

Did I put the horse behind the cart?

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Reaching the streets once more,

You wanted to lead the way,

Grey clouds cried to turn back,

But with you I decided to stay.

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Onward through the storm,

We pushed further on,

I was ignorant of our final destination,

Until we reached that lawn,

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Were you shivering from the rain,

Or from an internal chill?

You trembled before the truth,

Afraid to swallow that pill.

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Wanting to jump from that cliff,

To reach that far away dreamland,

Feet off the earth, eyes full of tears,

You were grounded only by my hands.

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You struggled in my arms,

Begging me to let you go.

Frustrated and hurting,

But I knew I could not release you so.

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Eventually the resistance ceased,

Your body collapsed in my grasp.

Calling me your savior, you could not see,

I had desperately donned my mask.

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Back to my home,

We hurried on the double.

Behind a porcelain shell,

Sorrow began to bubble.

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I dressed in black,

And you garbed in white,

We, together, shared a bed,

To rest till daylight.

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Tucked deep in covers,

Your weary body chose to lay,

It wasn't the linens that kept you warm,

But my hopeful wishes smoldering away.

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So close together,

And yet so far apart,

You heard a creaking bed,

I heard a cracking heart.

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The sun has finally come,

Blinding us from the night passed.

And while the journey torments me even still,

I pray that it won't be our last.

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