"Close your eyes" She whispered
"Listen to the stars"
She he let the heaven-song resound
"But they had seemed so far!"
As she reached to touch the moon
A simple smile and breath-light laugh
She directed at him
"Near and far, both then and now"
Starlight reflected in her grin
So he reached to touch the moon
"Let's make a pact, now and forever"
He suddenly exclaimed
"Never grow up, always free"
And they smiled over words exchanged
Then reached to touch the moon
Days would pass under sun's gaze
Time would carry on
But every night two hands would rise
A childhood never gone
Since they remembered to touch the moon
Days would turn to weeks, months, years
And finally, it came
The full-moon night that lit the graves
When only one hand raised
Desperate to touch the moon
Years to decades life went on
Adult despite the pact
But one man kept a peculiar habit
A son asked "why do that?"
When he tried to touch the moon
The saddest smile graced man's lips
A simple explanation
"I promised I would never forget
The girl of stardust and imagination"
Who left to touch the moon
When man was old and worn out
All gathered for last night
He received a visit from long-past friend
The girl of starstuff in his sight
And so they went to touch the moon.