How Can I Say Goodbye
by Elizabeth Santos
Would you have me say good-bye
On such a night as this
With rings of love strung round the moon
And into star's abyss

The winds are warm, the evening young
The moment's right for love
And little stars are flirting with us
In the sea above

The cricket chirps, the night owl hoots
The earth goes 'round again
How can we stop life's yearning
With two words of sudden end

Good-bye is such a heavy song
To ooze from out this heart
A requiem to mark the tides
That force two souls apart

How can my lips voice sorrow's wake
Through yearnings of a kiss
How can you have me say good-bye
On such a night as this