The Going Ons

The candle flame
Flickering, flickering
The sir and dame
Bickering, bickering
The band of gold
Shining, shining
The girl not told
Pining, pining
The red rose bud
Bursting, bursting
The desert dud
Thirsting, thirsting
The slow clock
Ticking, ticking
The sharp-edged mach
Nicking, nicking
The tired eyes
Dozing, dozing
The sadness dies
Closing, closing