She would shine her silver light down on the world
and see all the people sleeping.
“How come there’s no one around?” She would wonder.
“Perhaps it is because I don’t shine like the sun.”
So the Moon decided to try to be brighter,
It was really hard work!
She was shining more brightly than ever,
And the trees rustled happily and basked in her light.
But the people didn’t wake up and come out of their houses.
“So if shining brighter doesn’t work, what should I do?”
The Moon wondered as the stars twinkled around her.
And the people slept sung in their beds all around.
“Maybe if I sing, the people will wake!” She thought,
And made up a tune to wake all the people.
She sang and she sang and she sang some more,
But the song never reached the sleeping people.
They couldn’t hear her; she was too far away!
But the stars all around could hear her song
And twinkled in time with her music.
“If shining and singing won’t wake all the people,”
The Moon thought, “Maybe I could try dancing!”
This latest idea had to wake all those humans!
And then they would love the night as much as the day
And the Moon would have friends and no longer be lonely.
So the Moon kicked up her heels and danced in the sky
Spinning and twirling and moving and shaking.
But the people still slept, down there on the ground.
The wind was the only one who noticed
And began to move and dance with the Moon.
The Moon couldn’t believe it! The people still slept!
After all the things she had tried.
“If shining and singing and dancing won’t work,
Then I guess I should just give up!”
The Moon hung in the sky, and she cried and she cried.
Then the trees called to the Moon, telling her not to be blue.
“We loved how brightly you shone!” They said.
And the stars called to the Moon, telling her not to be sad.
“We loved how wonderfully you sang!” They said.
And the wind called to the Moon, telling her not to pout.
“We love how you danced so gracefully!” It said.
And then the Moon smiled, and glowed brighter than before,
And sang a merry tune, and danced all the harder,
With her lovely new friends, she was no longer lonely.
They danced the whole night, and slept the whole day.
Only to start the party over again the next night!