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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

moonlight becomes you


i turned the lights off at the wall
but all did not grow dim
the moon called from the window
shining bright from rim to rim
although the night was chilly
i escaped from where i roomed
with notebook and a pen in hand
to where the brilliance loomed
the sphere, above, my paper
frosted beams, my bleeding ink
and i was just the vessel
left without a mind to think
a sad visage peered back at me
its lines revealed the ache
of being torn away from home
with heart about to break
a barren waste of soil and stone
pitch blackness in its sky
as if it were a soul, unloved
just cast away to die
bombarded by projectiles
with no atmosphere to shield
a pockmarked angry satellite
that God had never healed
but yet, i felt its honor
and its duty to its tasks
a servant to its mother
who desires but never asks
the moon departed quickly
sinking down behind the trees
i found myself in darkness
but my spirit more at ease

Submitted: September 26, 2013

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Holy f*** this is amazing!

Fri, September 27th, 2013 12:30pm


thanks Nelly...so glad you enjoyed :) - alvin

Fri, September 27th, 2013 9:30am


This is so different from most moon/June poems and presents new thoughts of that little sphere we seem so keen to land on.
Wonderful writing,as always.
I think Nellynel expressed it perfectly.

Sat, September 28th, 2013 1:17pm


i only wish i had actually wrote it by moonlight, thanks Dee - alvin

Sat, September 28th, 2013 6:44am

Shannan Browne

You draw the reader into the story so well with this poem phish... and it is so hopeful at the end - liked that. Odd for me, but I found myself empathising with the moon and not the narrator. Have a super week $

Sun, September 29th, 2013 12:34pm


thanks Shannan...mission accomplished then...that was the idea...have a great week yourself :) - alvin

Sun, September 29th, 2013 9:55am

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