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Dear John,

My actions fail me through the years
So now I'll speak through windswept tears.
I'll never get your wandering ways;
Remote attention fickly sways.
You leave me swirling, dazed, and lost in gloom.

To stalk is hardly my intent, no.
I follow you, so that you'll know
There's life inside me and I feel
The bond between you two is real.
Remember how we danced that night in June?

You're cold, you're distant, tantalizing.
I don't think that you'd despise me.
I can see it, no use lying:
Your face would never truly rise
Against my salty eyes—you know it's true.

I'll not give up; yes, I have found
That men like you will come around.
I'll channel deep, I'll find the grace
I'll give you what you need—your space—
And love you from my depths when you are blue.

I love you.

-Marsha

What are John and Marsha's REAL names?

Here's a subtle hint:

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  • $\begingroup$ Dangit I was trying to exploit that to solve the puzzle. I thought it was a clue :P $\endgroup$ – NL628 Mar 12 '18 at 5:49
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    $\begingroup$ first thought would be the ocean and the moon? It fits nicely with mot of it, but there are some things that I can't get to fit with that answer. $\endgroup$ – Stender Mar 12 '18 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Stender which lines wouldn´t fit ? $\endgroup$ – Doomenik Mar 13 '18 at 11:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Stender you can omit items in searches: "sun and moon -pokemon," for instance, gives me many, many Chinese restaurants! :) $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Mar 14 '18 at 15:30
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    $\begingroup$ @Stender, check out my new hint $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Mar 15 '18 at 12:57
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My guess, triggered by comments (EDIT: augh! It's Stender's exactly! Ah well -- here is some more explanation to support his guess -- he gets the credit):

John is

the moon

and Marsha is

the sea

Dear John,

My actions fail me through the years So now I'll speak through windswept tears.

"windswept tears" -- wind on sea waters creates spray

I'll never get your wandering ways;

The moon constantly revolves around the earth, where the sea is bound. [OP:It wobbles, too]

Remote attention fickly sways. You leave me swirling, dazed, and lost in gloom.

The moon creates tides from afar.

To stalk is hardly my intent, no. I follow you, so that you'll know There's life inside me and I feel

The sea holds plentiful sea life. [OP:The ocean "follows" the moon]

The bond between you two is real. Remember how we danced that night in June?

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/high-tide-bulletin/summer-2017/ noted higher-than-normal tides [OP:This was a nod to the theory that life arose from tidal pools... and "June" simply a rhyme with "Gloom"

You're cold, you're distant, tantalizing.

Metaphorical aspects given to the moon.

I don't think that you'd despise me. I can see it, no use lying: Your face would never truly rise Against my salty eyes—you know it's true.

The sea is salt water. [OP: the moon has a face that rises]

I'll not give up; yes, I have found That men like you will come around. I'll channel deep, I'll find the grace

"channel" is a cue to the sea -- channels being waterways, like the English Channel [OP: men, like the "man in the moon"]

I'll give you what you need—your space—

The moon is in space.

And love you from my depths when you are blue.

The sea has depths, and folks are familiar with "blue moons".

I love you.

-Marsha

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  • $\begingroup$ Good on ya Mate - Take my upvote. $\endgroup$ – Stender Mar 16 '18 at 11:02

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