I submitted this to the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. Not gonna lie, 90% of why I did so was just to see “Wergle Flomp” on my resume.
The sun went down at four-o’clock
on the ev’ning of January first.
In its place, the moon unlocked
the gate, and came to quench its thirst.
I took the measure of the sky
a-gleaming in its tar.
I posed a question, asking “Why?”
And lo! Was greeted by a star!
Along the ridge of Mars and North
my vanguard shone for me.
Holding strong and gleaming forth,
never to cower or flee.
A metaphor, my star became,
imbuing me with vim.
How brilliant glowed its well-fanned flame –
how holy boomed its hymn!
The star became my confidant,
soothing troubles from all corners.
Guarding lovers on a jaunt,
wiping tears from distant mourners.
The sun went down at nine-o’clock
when June came ‘round the bend.
Alone beneath the moon, I walked
to find the power to transcend.
I dropped to my knees, my limbs a-tremble.
The star gazed down, so stern.
I should have guessed it to dissemble:
But I, seeking counsel, just churned.
“I’m lost,” I cried, “so soothe me, please.
I’m afraid my bearings have slipped.”
My star hung bright, a comfort, an ease:
A smooth face, white, unpipped.
When suddenly my tacit friend –
his face split in a wink!
I watched in bitter discontent
as his wisdom toppled off the brink!
A clown, a mime, a laughing face
hung blankly in the sky.
Where truth once stood was nare a trace –
my lips parted in a cry.
June had come, rose high,
and the hour was nigh
for my dear friend to depart.
The orbit had switched
and the mission was ditched.
The star I’d wished on every night
turned out to be a satellite.