Adoration for the Moon
I wish I were the moon
so I could be closer to the stars.
And when they winked at me,
I’d know it was because
we were kindred spirits.
I’d radiate light, amassing admiration.
Knowing it wouldn’t come from my own effort.
I’d greet people,
and lull them to sleep.
I’d stay up with the weary
who cannot sleep.
Keep them company.
Reminding them there’s more in the universe
than their dark thoughts.
But I couldn’t hold them,
or cradle them,
stroke their hair and remind them
that it will be all right.
But I could stand guard.
A peaceful reminder that light is just
around the corner.
For links to poetry prompts, or if you missed out on what I’m doing for National Poetry Month, check out the first post here.
To end each post, there will be this call to share your own work. Whether it’s something that you write as soon as you finish reading this post, or it’s a poem you’ve posted or had published, place the whole poem in the comments or put a link to it. A brief description before the link will help me process comments faster, so I know they’re not spam.
Also, feel free to share links to poems or spoken word performances by other poets. I hope this month will bring a wide variety of poetry to everyone’s attention. Also, there will be posts on my author Facebook page, a link to which can be found on the right-hand side, that will include spoken word performances and links to work of other poets, which will not appear here.