A/N: I've written something less like a poem and more like a song. It was written a little while ago but I finished it off recently.
Something in the stars told me to post it today though...

So sit back, relax. Imagine yourself in some stuffy saloon, loud, raucous and full of plenty of drunks. You push through the masses to get to the bar only to see the tender away. You huff but you know he'll be back before long. Suddenly the place falls silent.

In the corner, a boy sat upon a broken whiskey barrel plucks wildly at his guitar strings, the notes rising and falling at such speed it seems unnatural. When he finally slows, a busty young gal steps beside him, her heels clicking like a metronome. There are whistles and cheers from the crowd. You lean on the bar and wait for the show to start.

The guitar starts up again. Slower, more melodic and sombre in sound but still lively; a foot-tapping beat. The interlude plays before the girl begins to sing.


[Crying at the moon lyrics]

You've left me crying at the~ moon/
Why did you have to leave so~ soon?/
We only just began our lives/
I see you in the night/
Whilst I'm crying at the moon...

We planned to get away/
Go someplace warm and there we~'d stay/
Someplace with sand, on the beach, by bar; where life would treat us fair

We didn't have a single care/
No chores to keep us down and keep us~ there/
Our chance to live, to dance, to fly; and show that we're alive

You've left me crying at the~ moon/
Why did you have to leave so~ soon?/
We only just began our lives/
I see you in the night/
Whilst I'm crying at the moon...

Things were all going our way/
Three more days till we were on that train to~ go/
My sweet darling, oh, precious dear, We really were so close

Then that stranger came to town/
Ruffling feathers all around/
Oh I knew he'd stick on to cause more strife/
But no one thought he'd go on take somebody's life

You've left me crying at the~ moon/
Why did you have to leave so~ soon?/
We only just began our lives/
I see you in the night/
Whilst I'm crying at the moon...

And I'm unsure what to do/
Staying only brings heartbreaking waking dreams of that night/
Going alone to some strange exotic place now doesn't seem so right/
And every loud sound, like a shot, makes me break down and cry~~

You've left me crying at the~ moon/
Why did you have to leave so~ soon?/
We only just began our lives/
I see you in the night/
Whilst I'm crying at the moon

You've left me crying at the~ moon/
Why did you have to leave so~ soon?/
We only just began our lives/
I see you in the night/
Whilst I'm crying at the moon

Whilst I'm crying at the~ moon~~