I raise me darkened eyes up to the gales
That blow my good intentions out of sight
That paint my darkened face as though my nails
A smile that streaks my dark expression light.
Your beauty is a sky with ne'er a cloud
And yet a cloud you are, just beyond reach
I see you from afar, but in a shroud
An endless wall of time I cannot breach.
Alas, in little time you will depart,
And leave the cloud of old in only me.
What's left will cover up my frozen heart
And on my darkened face will your eyes be.
My soul will have a life to figure out
Why it was you I could not be without.