"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."
~ Mark Twain
Here, on the dark side of the moon,
where creepy creatures crawl around
and congregate without sound,
we sing a desperation tune,
roaming across the desert land
to find a place to make our stand.
The black wings of despair will soon
carry us beyond all measure
and destroy all that we treasure.
Impact upon the gloom platoon
depends upon our will to win
by casting off the cloak of sin.
In secret place where dreams are strewn
to slither there in vile array,
we quench our thirst for hope today.
The spell is cracked by soul's harpoon,
flung by a member of Legion
defending our spirit region.
Author's note: The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.
Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f.........etc.
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