shine on me, mr. moon

  • shine on me, mr moon,
    shine on this bedtime neighbourhood.
    oh, yes! It sure looks good:
    that smile of yours, that secondary light
    – but – am I your only friend tonight?

    shine on me, mr. moon,
    shine on this still-at-home unmarried man.
    shine down as strong as you can,
    shine down full-sailed & buttery-white,
    shine on this damp suburban night.

    shine on me, mr. moon,
    shine on as those rain-clouds roll,
    shine on this happy man’s soul.
    – i name you God’s torch (batteries flat)
    now what do you think of that?

    shine on me, mr. moon,
    the cruising car lights are grinning
    but you’ve been here since the beginning,
    hey there, mr. moon! you’re here to stay
    shine on & knock ‘em away.

    shine on me, mr. moon,
    shine on concrete paths, wooden poles,
    shine on telephone wires & kite-climbing souls,
    shine on that hungry post-box waiting
    – go on, rule the night! – no hesitating.

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    God made two great lights—the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. Genesis 1:16

    ps – written 1979, pre-marriage

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