Moonstruck Poem by Lora Colon


Rating: 4.6

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

Kim Barney 24 December 2015

As I said last March, this poem is gem, and I had to come back and read it again. I love it.

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Kasey Jessie 08 May 2014

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

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Norman Ayres 08 May 2013

very nice poem, reading these kind of poems makes me feel sad and lonely, but its so much better than feeling nothing at all.

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Chandra Thiagarajan 08 May 2013

A lovely poem - no wonder this have been selected as member poem! CONGRATS! Keep it up!

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Darlene Walsh 25 September 2014

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

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Extraordinary poetic brilliance

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Chinedu Dike 26 October 2021

A free flight of creativity on winged imagination. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched...

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Bri Edwards 24 December 2020

3 Do I see a moon shining at me? It seems to be coming from a tree. Oh, horse feathers, it is some gal's . I wish I could see the rest of the tree-climbing lass. (December …24th …2020) Bri : )

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Bri Edwards 24 December 2020

2 Bri Says: " Horse Feathers " ….[ Comment Related To Lora Colon's Poem " Moonstruck " From 2013; Short; Humour ] Cont.

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Bri Edwards 24 December 2020

1 I concur with much of what readers say below. but, ha ha, somehow I at first thought the comments were about one of MY moon poems, maybe this one (I'll compose it now) : Cont.

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Lora Colon

Lora Colon

Missouri - United States
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