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Mark R Slaughter


Moon, We Look to You.


Moon, you have a shade of blue tonight –
Is it something that you saw or heard?
Only yesterday, your tone was proud and bright,
Yellow silver, full, and so assured.

Moon, despite the clarity of sky,
Metaphors of cloud that fluff with grey
Drift across your rounded face to spy;
Feeding back, there's awfully much to say.

Moon, you have a role to play up there –
We below must bear the earthly pain.
Duty bound, we shoulder sorrows fair –
You are free from our grotesque disdain.

Moon, we depend on you to shine
When the sun retires down below.
Add to that your grandest role divine:
Tidal Lord, to keep the seas in tow!

Moon, I hope you take to heart our plea –
Needless is the reason for your blue.
Beaming, you should give the night its glee:
We're despairing – so we look to you.



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009










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Moon moon, moon so blue, moon, moon so blue
Moon moon, moon so blue, moon, moon so blue
Moon moon, moon so blue, moon, moon so blue
Moon moon, moon so blue, moon, moon so blue
Moon moon, moon so blue, moon, moon so blue

Submitted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Edited: Saturday, July 16, 2011

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  • Daniel Y. (2/5/2014 6:30:00 PM)

    Wonderful. Magnificent. Tidal Lord. Metaphors of cloud. Dance between the earthly view and the heavenly concern. Our relationship to it, and it to us. Each stanza begins with Moon, each like its own letter. But still one voice, endearing like a lost love. I loved this poem, please read some of mine! (Report) Reply

  • Princess Wannabe (2/20/2011 1:11:00 AM)

    We're despairing - so we look to you......so true! ! ! there is a sense of hopefulness in the moon, interestingly...beautiful lines! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • rohit sapra (4/14/2009 4:25:00 PM)

    Moon is so inspiring, the moon surely is always needed to glow the surroundings of the earthly earth. This poem surely deserves 10 out of 10. (Report) Reply

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