Written for Quickly #19
Write an aubade.
Okay, speaking formally (and here we have the wiki explanation), an aubade is a morning love song (as opposed to a serenade, which is in the evening), or a song or poem about lovers separating at dawn. It has also been defined as “a song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak”.
In vain she tries to hide her tears.
He looks toward heaven for light changes.
She knows their love is true, but fears
he may not return, there are grave dangers.
She wonders at a world that never ceases
creating wars, and weapons so deadly.
Will he come home in broken pieces?
He prays she waits unlike so many
other girls who send ‘Dear Johns’.
They look into each other’s eyes,
see moon’s outline in the sky.
Time is short until the dawn.