Lora Colon

Gold Star - 5,973 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Moonstruck - Poem by Lora Colon

I was talking to the moon
Just the other night,
Telling him how much
I admired his light;

And then without warning,
Much to my dismay,
The moon got all teary-eyed
And asked me to look away;

He said I had no idea
How lonely it gets up there,
Watching lovers all over the world
Every night of the year;

But he quickly recovered
And apologized in shame,
I told him I understood,
Loneliness was my middle name;

We exchanged our stories
Long into the night,
Then the sun came up
And the moon dimmed his light.

But I knew we'd meet again,
We share an emptiness,
And we both hide it well
Under the cover of darkness.

Now we meet each night,
The moon and I,
He seems happier now
From when I first saw him cry;

When I look at the sky,
He's the first thing I see,
And when he looks down,
I know he's looking at me.

And so it goes
Night after night,
I give him my company,
He gives me his light

Comments about Moonstruck by Lora Colon

  • Silver Star - 4,048 Points Kevin Patrick (11/20/2015 11:44:00 PM)

    This is one of the lovelier poems I have read expressing adulation for the moon, it has some original ideas that I don't think I have read expressed before, like the moon being sad in its own state of loneliness for not having someone to share love with. I like how it then becomes your story and the moon, it almost feels enchanting.

    But I knew we'd meet again,
    We share an emptiness,
    And we both hide it well
    Under the cover of darkness.

    Now we meet each night,
    The moon and I,
    He seems happier now
    From when I first saw him cry;

    Powerful and moving. A favorite of the ones I have read, and like a said one of the best poems about the moon. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 17,413 Points Bri Edwards (10/4/2015 4:18:00 PM)

    AMAZING how you AND i are such great poets! ! ! ! ! ! great rhyming AND reason.

    this is another one for MyPoemList! bri :)

    AND, not that you were 'grousing' (not the bird) :


    Mooning Over The Moon

    Let's flip the coin and see the story’s other side!
    You know, it’s NOT just “lovers” the moon does see.
    There are others who, from the moon, can’t hide.
    Seeing THEM is like getting hit in a crater by my knee.

    At least YOU can “hide” in your garden or your house.
    You don’t see all the lonely night-folk who are soused.
    You don’t (I hope) see the mugger or other rotten louse.
    Maybe you FEEL better now, and now, less ……you will grouse.?

    But maybe this POEM is not going to do you much good,
    so I hope the Moon keeps visiting in your neighborhood.
    Please say “Hello” to your pal, the Moon, for me …..and………
    assure him I have NO plans to land in his crater with my knee!

    :) :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,841 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (9/30/2015 3:00:00 AM)

    Loneliness was my middle name;
    We share an emptiness,
    And we both hide it well
    Under the cover of darkness. Haaaaaaaa wonderful expressions in clear terms. your simplicity in using words and how you express yourself in these wonderful verses attracts me. thank you. tony

    I give him my company,
    He gives me his light.. haaa wonderful expres (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,382 Points Jr Cuyam (9/28/2015 11:36:00 PM)

    I really envy your imagery in this poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,071 Points Kassem Oude (8/29/2015 1:50:00 AM)

    Moon is not lonely
    His palace the wide skies
    Shining stars are his kids
    Beautiful sun at him pries
    Hugs in lap true love feeds (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,548 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (6/10/2015 2:32:00 AM)

    I love a moon poem. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 744 Points David Lessard (5/31/2015 5:12:00 PM)

    Ah, the moon. It enchants lovers everywhere it goes. Nicely written Lora! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,500 Points Clarence Prince (5/17/2015 3:23:00 PM)

    A real a one about the moon and loneliness!
    Well done, Lora!
    Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,728 Points Stephen Katona (5/15/2015 1:07:00 PM)

    A delight to read. What a terrific idea. I'll never look at the moon in the same way again. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,945 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/16/2015 4:18:00 PM)

    I love this poem..it is an absolute gem... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,047 Points Kim Barney (3/3/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    This poem is a gem. I really enjoyed this one. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,590 Points Darlene Walsh (12/16/2014 5:47:00 PM)

    Just as beautiful as the first time I read it. :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,590 Points Darlene Walsh (9/25/2014 6:36:00 PM)

    A beautiful, lovely, sad and very well written poem. I will be back to read this again and again. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 826 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (5/11/2014 12:47:00 PM)

    Well-written piece “Moonstruck.” (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,118 Points Michelle Claus (5/9/2014 2:36:00 PM)

    Such a sweet and universally accessible poem. It could easily be adapted to children's poetry, by modifying the term *lovers*. Many children and teenagers could find meaning in and connection with the theme of loneliness. Who among us - young and old - hasn't found companionship with our satellite, the Moon? Even in our darkest hours, we can always gaze at the moon. Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,748 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/9/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Good morning Lora. I loved your poem, well written and meaningful. Loyd C Taylor (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 170 Points Surajit Banerjee (5/9/2014 2:04:00 AM)

    This is a very sweet romantic poem. I love reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 164 Points Kasey Jessie (5/8/2014 10:30:00 PM)

    I love this poem it is so beautiful. I wish I could come up with something as beautiful as that. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reita Stephens (5/8/2014 8:37:00 PM)

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. So much to do with moon. Thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Charlotte Gunther (5/8/2014 5:37:00 PM)

    i like this - its lighthearted approach to loneliness. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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