The Town Mouse and Country Mouse
I was in love with the country,
and she, in love with the city.
We were in love with each other
but were split by the hand of destiny.
She preferred nights on the town
and I, counting country stars.
We woke up side-by-side each morning,
yet the distance between our lives was far.
For what did I know about hailing taxis?
Or her, about forest pines?
Though we surely knew each other's hearts,
our paths were never aligned.
I was alone with the country
and she, alone with the city.
In love but living separate lives
inevitably led to tragedy.
Lovely as the leaves
decorated in their colorful clothes
in the midst of October,
brisk and crisp as the breeze
that electrifies and blows
at September's closure,
and mystifying as the spells
of magic that cover
the forest in fall;
it's no wonder I fell
and never wanted another -
my forever love, my all.
Sun or Sorrow
The wind may blow where it wishes
and may change from day to day.
But you can trust that this is
where my heart will always stay.
My love for you mocks the seasons;
it's as constant as the sun's rise.
It never falters or weakens
like the ebb of the tides.
I chose you for forever -
not just for today or even tomorrow.
You can count that we'll be together
whether there be sun or sorrow.