Alexzia Ferdinand

Don'T Follow Me, Moon

Poem by Alexzia Ferdinand

don't follow me moon
me, i'm going down a dark path
and you, you're just shedding
extra light

just stay frozen in the car
window, like a shifting picture frame
disappear in reverse
don't bet on playing catch-up

don't follow me moon
me, i'm headed the wrong way
and you, you've got a contract
with the world

just keep your distance
you and the man
always coming and going,
wasting, waxing and waning mr. moon

don't follow me moon
me, i'm travelling many miles
and you, you've got a strictly limited
time frame.

learned to welcome morning
i'm not waiting for someone as cold and distant
as you, moon
turn time backwards and go the other way

Comments about Don'T Follow Me, Moon by Alexzia Ferdinand

  • Varanasi RamabrahmamVaranasi Ramabrahmam (8/15/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    A fine simile between moon and man's nature. Both waste, wax and wane. But they also shower moonlight to cause pleasantness. It all depends on our moods and relationships. Nice poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Subroto Chatterjee (8/15/2009 1:51:00 AM)

    Thanks for giving up your share of the moon to me.....Keep dreaming! !

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (8/15/2009 1:14:00 AM)

    Dear Alexzia, your poem reminds me that the whole struggle in life is between shadow and light, and those like myself, caught in between...Nevertheless, time will reveal whether you remain in the dark or learned your lesson and slowly and wisely move toward the light...Love and Peace, Romeo(Report)Reply

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  • Emancipation Planz (8/15/2009 12:24:00 AM)

    Alexzia, your writing allowed me to follow your imagery and the vastness of your conveyance was brought home to this reader.. thanks for the share...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 14, 2009