"Oh mother, oh mother, where is the moon?"
"It's a new moon, my dear, it shall come soon."
"Oh mother, oh mother, where is it now?"
"It's coming dear, don't you worry,
It will come to see you anytime now."
"Oh mother, oh mother, is that it? Just a thin crescent in the middle of the sky?"
"Hush now dear, don't you see?
It's midnight, go to sleep."
"Oh mother, oh mother, look at the moon!
Has someone taken a knife and cut it in half?"
"No, my dear, I should think not,
It's just a phase, it will be complete soon.
Now help me around the house, will you?"
"Oh mother, oh mother, look at the sky!
Is it full yet? Is it full yet?"
"Patience, my dear, don't you fret,
I'm sure it will be out by the time I'm back from the vet."
One cold night, several nights later,
She finally sees -
"I say, look at the moon!
It's as magnificent as they say!
It's like a beacon of light, and a solemn guide
To every soul that seeks it.
Oh mother, how wonderful is the sky!
If only you were here to see it tonight."