The Moonlight

June 7, 2009
By Gregory Johnson BRONZE, Hamilton, Ohio
Gregory Johnson BRONZE, Hamilton, Ohio
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The Moonlight
Slender, silvery rays of light,
Sneaking through my bedroom windows in the night
Lighting up the sky
Lighting up a path for dreamers to take
Only present when you go to bed
With thoughts racing through your head.
Look at the moonlight
The slender, beautiful moonlight,
Giving assurance that for now, it’s alright
You’re safe at home in your room
Have no thoughts of imminent doom
Roam off to your dream world,
Full of desires, full of pearls
Of streets of gold
Of riches untold
Then at the peak of your paradise
You wake up, it’s now morning
Pulled out of your protected slumber with no warning
The moonlights gone, your mind is open
Now you have the clarity to fix what was once broken.
Next time you slip into bed
and troubled thoughts enter your head
Just look unto the moonlight
The slender, silvery moonlight
And know that it will be your guide.

The author's comments:
The inspiration behind this particular poem came from a personal experience where I was just going through some things. And it was a full moon out that night and I had the most wonderful dream. When I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock the next morning, it seemed like all the burdens got lighter, I could think better. Then I looked out my window and saw a full moon and it was sitting right outside my window as if it were just watching over me while I slept. I enjoyed writing this poem, and I hope that it shows readers that nothing is always as bad as it seems at first. Just take time to assess the situation and think. You'll realize there's always a way.

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