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Layla's Lantern

Scarlet silk sweeps, swirls, swings, reflects moon's light
upon rocks she stands, weeps, wails into the endless night
Scarlet silk flows like his blood flowed in that morning light
a beacon on the shore guides the lost souls back to life

Winds whisper wistfully while waves crash on the rock
they pity her they know he is not coming back
Winds whisper wistfully wishing they could turn the clock
Layla's lit lantern village ladies mock

Amphitrite, goddess of the ocean hears her lament above sea's din
Scarlet silk dressed woman heeds, steps into the water to follow him
Amphitrite, ocean goddess lights the way, in the deep they swim
his blood washed away red ribbons in the sea, she is free of sin

There is an affinity between oceans and two lovers' eternity
Written by Andiew
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