Love Tattooed

In the midst of the night beneath the mango tree,
You said you cared for me, courting me.
But when the moon smiled,
You turned away, leaving me.

In a five big steps, you're away instantly.
Going away, not touching me.
And in the midst of darkness,
You took five big steps, returning back to me.

Oh, you're so encroaching, so oppressive.
And yet I'm in your arms feeling your heartbeat.
But then again the moon smiled,
You turned away the second time, hurting me.

In the midst of the night beneath the mango tree,
Yes, beneath those trunks and leaves,
I'm under your love yet leaving tears in my eyes,
And with ceaseless love tattooed in my heart.

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