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The Long Tunnel of Night
by Janine Daniel
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  Billions of stars are ablaze
Twinkling on a backdrop of velvet hue
The long tunnel of night stretches before me
A playground of magic and imagination
As I do the things that I do

I stand on my mountain alone
Lift my arms in a sweeping arc
And watch as the heavens rearrange
Into a thousand shooting stars
Forming a shimmering, glimmering arch

I plump up a few restless clouds
Form a ring around the edge of the moon
Then from out of their folds
Strikes of lightning lash out
As I sing to the moon with a tune

"Oi vimaney drimera voi
Ar twizzle de bimmenay da
Let all the stars waft down like rain
Oi vimaney minziller ra"

I command all the planets to align
As I laugh and dance in delight
With a snap of my fingers I twirl them around
Comets with rainbow tails weaving in and out
And all this magic is happening right now
While you sleep through the long tunnel of night.
April 23 ,2006
More by :  Janine Daniel
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