Please hear this lai about lovers Where one belongs to another. A woman normal to the eye Carries a secret, she must hide. A lover who she keeps tucked away Ever beside her, she will stay. A husband brutal as can be But with her lover, she feels free. Her tragic tale has gone untold But here is how it all unfolds. In front of her window framed with gold Meets the lady whose heart she holds. Her lover’s eyes are full of tears Knowing her pain before she appears. No one knows the lady like her Soulmates they undoubtedly were. She reaches out to her lover Their hands press against each other. The lady stops crying and smiles Now she is complete for a while. The lover frowns at her, she knows Before her lord comes, she must go. Reluctantly she walks away Her heart now mended from her day. The lady lies in her own bed Thinking of what her lover said. Promise of a life together In a land with no harsh weather. She dreams of this far away place Until the sun shines on her face. With a smile, she packs her tools To go to a place with no rules. Excited, and prepared to go Hoping her lord will never know. The maids have heard of his temper And that’s why they help her scamper. To a place she can call her own Its peaceful, beauty still unknown. The horse stops, her heart skips a beat How is the air here always sweet? She grabs her paints and bids farewell Gazing at the lake she knows so well. She saunters to the cherry tree, The lady giggles merrily. Looming over the crystal pool At the base, she sits since its cool. Then appears a pleasant surprise It was her lover in disguise. Her reflection on the water Reveals why every man sought her. Dark eyes glittered with specks of gold I wonder what secrets they hold. With her long, curly brunette hair It is no wonder why men stare. With her, the lady is at peace She always knows just what she needs. A friend to sit with in silence As she toys with nature’s science. She takes out her brushes to use And her lover will be her muse. She pears into the clear lake Her lover’s smile she won’t forsake. Picks up her palette of pastels Her lover’s favorite, she can tell. The summer breeze smells of lilac And feels so cool against her back. Stroking her brushes on the page Emeralds and cyans will rage. The lady paints a perfect life With her lover, there is no strife. But, this world can not be true This makes the lady feel so blue. She tosses her art in anger Longing for love with no danger. A woman she can never have Nothing else makes her feel so sad. In the picture, they’re holding hands Her eyes shut, dreaming of their plans. She leans over to embrace her After that, it was all a blur. She crashes into the water Couldn’t her lover have caught her? Sinking into the depths of the lake She realizes her fatal mistake. Light greens turn to threatening blues Her lover must be worried too. Why hasn’t her lover dived down? Without help, the lady will drown. Feeling frightened and all alone She’s shivering, chilled to the bone. How could she be so blind and wrong With her lover, she did not belong. She sheds a tear for her dearest one She adored her, but now that’s done. There’s nothing so glum as her fate This lady made a grave mistake. Nothing so shameful as their love I hope she prayed to the stars above. Nothing compares to what happened here For her true love was the lady in the mirror.
Becca Borofsky is a freshman at MBS