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What the Moon Sees

The moon has seen the Garden of Eden,
and watched as Jesus wept.
It listened to the crickets sing,
as the prince of Egypt slept.

It shone down on blistered men
when the great black plague hit.
And saw so many people die,
by the yellow fever fit.

It helped to guide the runaways.
Shone down on them and gave,
a way to see deep in the night,
and leave life as a slave.

It glowed for men night after night,
as brother fought with brother.
To separate from the “Civil” land,
and not be part of another.

It saw the reflection of itself
in water touched by ice.
As the unsinkable ship sank,
and boats had to suffice

It watched Jews under Hitler’s hand
killed and starved to death
in camps not meant for living things,
so hard to take a breath.

It shone on bullets flying through mud
as people raised the score
of more men dead on the enemies side,
during the Second World War.

It watched as horses changed to cars,
and Wright brothers change the world.
Apollo 11 land on it,
space travel finally unfurled.

It was hid by light the day we cried
for those in towers high
hit down by planes on 9/11,
while ash smoke filled the sky.

Now it sees men dressed in dirt
on land that isn’t theirs.
Fighting for the good of men
wondering if anyone cares.

What more must the moon endure?
How much more will it see?
For now it’s taking visitors,
and watching over me.





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Hay-Hay said...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 9:14 am
Hannah, This is an awesome poem and you defiantly deserve to be published! keep it up:)
 
grayangelswings said...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm
THis is a fabulous poem. I love the way you used so much history and created a poem thats interesting and makes you think. keep it up : )
 
lizzywriter said...
Oct. 27, 2008 at 8:59 pm
Wow i loved this poem! it has a real flow to it..and im a sucker for rymes! great job and keep writing!! cant wait for more from you :D
 
kcherry said...
Oct. 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm
great poem
 
auntie wesell said...
Oct. 24, 2008 at 3:06 am
Hey sweetie!!!! You are amazing!!! Great Great Great!!!
 
SweetE0315 said...
Oct. 24, 2008 at 12:47 am
Wow! This is a wonderful poem. I like how you included so much history. It really gave me something to think about. Thanks for sharing it.
 
ChickenStamps said...
Oct. 24, 2008 at 12:20 am
Hannah - this is wonderful! Congratulations on a great work of beautiful poetry. I love it!
 
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